Radio Archive by Tag

Relationships

  • Two Can Be as Sad as One.

    617: Fermi’s Paradox 05.19.2017

    We turn now to one of the loneliest experiences a person can have: marriage. Ira listens to two ...MarriageRelationships

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  • Prologue.

    612: Ask a Grown-Up 03.17.2017

    Ira talks to producer Sean Cole about a video he found of the rap duo Run the Jewels—giving ...RelationshipsTeenagers

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  • Are You There, Ad-Rock? It's Me, Margaret

    612: Ask a Grown-Up 03.17.2017

    Sean continues his story about Rookie Magazine's Ask A Grown, and goes through some particularly ...RelationshipsTeenagers

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  • The Real Decoy.

    603: Once More, With Feeling 12.02.2016

    Producer Stephanie Foo talks to veteran Michael Pitre, who had to change the way he talked about ...RelationshipsVeterans

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  • You Just Keep on Pushing My Love Over the Borderline.

    593: Don’t Have to Live Like a Refugee 08.05.2016

    There are young single men and women at the camps, and there’s some flirting for sure. But ...Relationships

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  • Prologue.

    590: Choosing Wrong 06.24.2016

    Host Ira Glass interviews author Alain de Botton about why so many of us choose the wrong ...BreakupDivorceLove

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  • Post-It Not.

    590: Choosing Wrong 06.24.2016

    Comedian Kurt Braunohler makes a wrong choice, for his own amusement. (2 minutes)ComedyFunnyRelationships

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  • An Immodest Proposal.

    589: Tell Me I’m Fat 06.17.2016

    We close the show with one more excerpt from Lindy West’s book, Shrill. (2 minutes)Relationships

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  • Act One.

    588: Mind Games 2016 06.03.2016

    Lori Gottlieb's story from the prologue continues. One complication led to another and before ...Relationships

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  • The Spy Who Loved Everyone.

    588: Mind Games 2016 06.03.2016

    A group called Improv Everywhere decides that an unknown band, Ghosts of Pasha, playing their ...MusicRelationships

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  • Lonely Hearts Club Band...Of One.

    588: Mind Games 2016 06.03.2016

    Musician David Berkeley has gotten a lot of requests in his life, but none quite like the offer ...MusicRelationships

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  • Prologue.

    587: The Perils of Intimacy 05.27.2016

    Ira talks to Rachel Rosenthal, who spent years trying to figure out who had stolen her identity. ...Relationships

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  • Rachel’s Getting Harried.

    587: The Perils of Intimacy 05.27.2016

    Ira’s conversation with Rachel Rosenthal continues. She tells the story of why it took her so ...Relationships

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  • Break It Down.

    587: The Perils of Intimacy 05.27.2016

    A short story by Lydia Davis about trying to calculate the cost of a love affair. The story is ...LoveRelationships

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  • 76-Year-Old Quarterback Throws Hail Mary Pass.

    573: Status Update 11.27.2015

    We have an update on a man in his 70s who planned to propose to a woman. We first spoke with him ...LoveRelationships

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  • Prologue.

    571: The Heart Wants What It Wants 10.30.2015

    Ira talks to a man in his 70s who’s about to travel across the country to tell a woman he loves ...LoveRelationships

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  • I Can Explain.

    567: What’s Going On In There? 09.18.2015

    A teenager reports what it is like to be inside an abusive relationship with an older man. This ...RelationshipsTeenagers

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  • Romancing the Phone.

    559: Captain's Log 06.26.2015

    Comedian Aziz Ansari has been touring the country collecting people’s text messages from when ...ComedyRelationships

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  • A Marriage of Inconvenience.

    542: Wait - Do You Have The Map? 12.12.2014

    This next story is about a couple in a relationship that’s unlike the homes either of them grew ...CrimeRelationships

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  • One Life To Live.

    526: Is That What I Look Like? 05.23.2014

    Producer Miki Meek spent a week with a family in the midst of a difficult situation. A woman who ...BreakupDivorceFamily

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  • Sunrise, Sun-Get.

    516: Stuck In The Middle 01.17.2014

    Mark Oppenheimer reports on agunah in the Orthodox Jewish community. An agunah is a woman whose ...BreakupCrimeDivorce

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  • In God We Trust.

    489: No Coincidence, No Story! 03.01.2013

    When it comes to love, coincidences tend to loom extra-large. Stephen Lee tells about the time ...FamilyMarriageRelationships

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  • Don't Lift the Manhole Cover

    489: No Coincidence, No Story! 03.01.2013

    More stories of dazzling coincidences: An old boyfriend is conjured in Morocco; a jazz singer ...DeathFathersRelationships

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  • Best Laid Plans.

    486: Valentine’s Day 02.08.2013

    Kurt Braunohler and his girlfriend had been together for thirteen years, and they were only 30. ...RelationshipsSexuality

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  • Prologue.

    470: Show Me the Way 07.27.2012

    A man discovers that his wife is cheating on him, and turns for advice to someone he's sure ...BreakupDivorceMarriage

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  • Wife Lessons.

    458: Play the Part 02.17.2012

    Kristen Finch was a speech therapist who sometimes worked with kids with Asperger Syndrome, ...MarriageMental HealthRelationships

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  • Best Laid Plans.

    457: What I Did For Love 02.10.2012

    Kurt Braunohler and his girlfriend had been together for thirteen years, and they were only ...BreakupMarriageRelationships

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  • Prologue.

    444: Gossip 08.26.2011

    Senior producer Julie Snyder and her husband Jeff talk to guest host Sarah Koenig about gossip ...FriendshipFunnyMarriage

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  • Prologue.

    393: Infidelity 10.30.2009

    Ira talks with Jessica Pressler, who writes the Daily Intel blog for NewYork Magazine, about a ...LoveMarriageRelationships

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  • Let Me Kiss Your Stiff Upper Lip.

    393: Infidelity 10.30.2009

    From England, Ruby Wright has a story of an affair where—even years after it ended—it wasn't ...LoveRelationshipsSexuality

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  • The Italian Job.

    393: Infidelity 10.30.2009

    Ira reviews some infidelity stats from his mother's book on the subject, Not Just Friends. And ...Live PerformanceLoveRelationships

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  • How Did I Get Here?

    393: Infidelity 10.30.2009

    Act two showed us a moment before infidelity occurs. In this act, Dani Shapiro has a story about ...RelationshipsSexuality

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  • The Man Who Knew What I Was About To Say.

    393: Infidelity 10.30.2009

    Etgar Keret describes the moment in the immediate aftermath of an affair. Actor Matt Malloy ...FictionRelationships

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  • Pants Pants Revelation.

    378: This I Used to Believe 04.17.2009

    Joel and Kate were both working in a psychiatric hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. They both ...FunnyLoveRelationships

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  • It’s Not Over Til The Fat Man Sings.

    374: Somewhere Out There 02.13.2009

    When Eric Hayot was 23, he went on an exchange program to China one summer. He took an opera ...LoveMusicRelationships

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  • Love Line.

    371: Scenes From a Mall 12.26.2008

    We meet Russell, 19, the best mobile phone salesman in the mall — and possibly anywhere. ...Jobs/EmploymentLoveRelationships

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  • Lonely Hearts Club Band...Of One.

    364: Going Big 09.26.2008

    Musician David Berkeley has gotten a lot of requests in his life, but none quite like the offer ...LoveMusicRelationships

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  • Istanbul.

    349: Valentine’s Day 2008 02.15.2008

    Ian Brown of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on the normal struggle most people experience ...LoveRelationshipsSexuality

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  • Prologue.

    347: Matchmakers 01.18.2008

    Ira Glass talks to This American Life Producer Jane Feltes about a recent date she was set up ...Relationships

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  • A Good Year For Grand Gestures.

    347: Matchmakers 01.18.2008

    Miriam and her husband were development workers in Afghanistan. They'd had a whirlwind romance ...AfghanistanLoveRelationships

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  • Prologue.

    339: Break-Up 08.24.2007

    Host Ira Glass talks with Lauren Waterman, who's in the middle of a break-up right now and ...BreakupLoveRelationships

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  • Dr. Phil.

    339: Break-Up 08.24.2007

    In the wake of a break-up, writer Starlee Kine finds so much comfort in break-up songs that she ...BreakupDivorceLove

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  • Let No Court Put Asunder.

    339: Break-Up 08.24.2007

    Ira talks with divorce mediator Barry Berkman about why it's bad when the justice system gets ...BreakupDivorceLegal System

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  • Divorce Is Rrruuffff!

    339: Break-Up 08.24.2007

    What divorce looks like from the dog's point of view. This monologue was performed by Merrill ...AnimalsDivorceFiction

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  • Pig.

    315: The Parrot and the Potbellied Pig 07.21.2006

    A friend tells Jonathan Goldstein how a trip with a pot-bellied pig ended up revealing his ...AnimalsRelationships

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  • Two Possibilities, Both Bad.

    313: Parental Guidance Suggested 05.19.2006

    When Gene Cheek was ten years old, his mother began dating a black man. It was 1961, in North ...DivorceFamilyMarriage

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  • Prisoner Of Love.

    308: Star-Crossed Love 02.10.2006

    Shant Kenderian reads from his memoir 1001 Nights In the Iraqi Army: The True Story of a Chicago ...IraqLoveMilitary

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  • Not Your Parents' Parent Trap.

    291: Reunited (And It Feels So Good) 07.01.2005

    The story of an Iranian couple who were unhappily married for 27 years. He had a temper. She ...FamilyMarriageRelationships

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  • Eight Percent Of Nothing.

    285: Know Your Enemy 03.25.2005

    Our program ends with a story of knowing your enemy in a more domestic setting: In a marriage. ...FictionMarriageRelationships

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  • And I Love Her.

    274: Enemy Camp ‘04 10.08.2004

    "Fatso," a short story by Etgar Keret from his collection The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God. ...FictionRelationships

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  • What Really Happens In Marriage.

    261: The Sanctity of Marriage 03.26.2004

    Ira visits marital researcher John Gottman, who's part of a generation of researchers that have ...MarriageRelationshipsScience

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  • I Want To Be A Statistic.

    261: The Sanctity of Marriage 03.26.2004

    Starlee Kine gets answers about her parents marriage from her dad...after a lifetime of mystery. ...ChildhoodDivorceFathers

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  • Prologue.

    247: What Is This Thing? 09.19.2003

    We hear Billie Holliday, Keely Smith and Leo Reisman (with Anita Boyer) asking the musical ...DivorceLoveMarriage

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  • Pen Pal Husband.

    246: My Pen Pal 09.12.2003

    When Janice Powell's husband went to prison, he wrote her a letter every day for eight years. ...MarriageRelationshipsWriting

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  • Bolt Of Lightning, Pro And Con.

    244: MacGyver 08.15.2003

    Chuck Klosterman talks about the time he MacGyvered his way out of one of the worst situations a ...HolidaysRelationships

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  • And I Love Her.

    242: Enemy Camp 07.18.2003

    A short story, "Fatso," by Etgar Keret. A woman reveals to her boyfriend that she's not always ...FictionRelationships

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  • The Heart Is A Lonely Junta.

    237: Regime Change 04.18.2003

    Jeffrey Brown wrote a comic novel called Clumsy, a beautiful and intimate account of his ...BreakupLoveRelationships

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  • Marriage As Rerun.

    226: Reruns 12.06.2002

    Many couples eventually encounter this problem: One person in the couple trots out the same ...MarriageRelationships

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  • For Sale.

    223: Classifieds 10.11.2002

    The classifieds are populated by people in flux. People selling stuff from old lives in ...DivorceMarriageRelationships

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  • Mr. Fun.

    212: The Other Man 05.10.2002

    Jonathan Goldstein and Heather O'Neill tell the true story of what happens when a person tries ...ChildrenLoveRelationships

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  • Bedroom Politics.

    176: Two Nations, One President 01.26.2001

    When it comes to political fighting, there's no more intimate a space than a marriage, where you ...MarriagePoliticsRelationships

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  • Prologue.

    154: In Dog We Trust 03.10.2000

    Heather and her girlfriend lived with a cat named Sid. The girlfriend showed all sorts of ...AnimalsFunnyRelationships

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  • Kiss.

    152: Crush 02.11.2000

    So what if you held onto a high-school crush? Under what conditions would it never go away? ...ChildhoodDeathFamily

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  • The Disappearance.

    144: Where Words Fail 11.05.1999

    Genevieve Jurgensen and her husband Laurent lost their two daughters, Elise and Mathilde, at the ...ChildrenDeathFamily

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  • Same Time Next Year.

    134: We Didn’t 07.09.1999

    Writer/Comedian Amanda Marks shares the story of a couple that didn't fall in love, didn't get ...MusicNew YorkRelationships

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  • How To Become An American.

    128: Four Corners 04.30.1999

    Writer Achy Obejas reads a piece of short fiction from her book, We Came All the Way from Cuba ...FictionImmigrationJobs/Employment

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  • You Can't Go Home Again.

    126: Do-Gooders 04.09.1999

    Jackie and Kenny Wharton were kids in the tiny town of Canalou, Missouri, off of old Highway 61. ...ChildhoodHistoryMarriage

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  • How To Avoid Everything.

    123: High Cost of Living 02.26.1999

    It's possible to turn off your emotions and go on autopilot for brief periods with the people ...FamilyMarriageMental Health

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  • Prologue.

    121: Twentieth Century Man 01.29.1999

    The tendency toward self-reinvention is so deep in American culture that we have an entire ...ChildrenDeathDivorce

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  • Act One.

    121: Twentieth Century Man 01.29.1999

    Over the course of his life, Keith Aldrich was a child of the Depression in Oklahoma; a ...ChildrenDivorceFamily

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  • Actions Speak Louder.

    114: Last Words 10.23.1998

    Sarah Vowell tells the story of Page Smith and Eloise Pickard Smith. They were married for over ...DeathMarriageRelationships

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  • Money Is Good.

    113: Windfall 10.16.1998

    How one woman learned to stop worrying and start spending. Liz Gilbert and her husband Michael ...EconomicsFamilyMarriage

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  • Touch.

    110: Mapping 09.04.1998

    Deb Monroe reports on how she has been mapping her own body through her sense of touch. (10 ...CancerHealth Care/MedicineMarriage

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  • Interracial Marriage.

    105: Take A Negro Home 06.12.1998

    Rich Robinson's father is black, his mother is white. They married during the civil rights ...DivorceFamilyMarriage

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  • Merci.

    102: Road Trip! 05.22.1998

    A road trip can be a profound test of any relationship. It can save a marriage or destroy it. We ...FunnyLive PerformanceMarriage

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  • Taking Sisterhood One Step Further.

    99: I Enjoy Being A Girl, Sort Of 04.10.1998

    Ira with Elizabeth Joseph, who is in a polygamous marriage with eight wives and one husband. She ...Jobs/EmploymentMarriageRelationships

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  • Prologue.

    95: Monogamy 03.06.1998

    In the early stages of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, there was a period when one of the questions ...LoveMarriagePolitics

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  • Scientific Experiment.

    95: Monogamy 03.06.1998

    Chris and Sylvere, and how they tried to contain a marriage-threatening crush, and how difficult ...LoveMarriageRelationships

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  • Istanbul.

    95: Monogamy 03.06.1998

    Ian Brown of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on the normal struggle most people experience ...LoveMarriageNeighbors/Neighborhoods

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  • Before And After.

    93: Valentine’s Day ’98 02.13.1998

    Richard Bausch reads his story Letter to the Lady of the House. (25 minutes)FamilyFictionMarriage

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  • I Met Him In The Yogurt Store, And Now He Is Not My Leader Of The Pack.

    93: Valentine’s Day ’98 02.13.1998

    Linda Howard and Richard Bloom, in Boca Raton Florida, had been married years when she started ...FunnyLoveMarriage

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  • Without.

    93: Valentine’s Day ’98 02.13.1998

    Poet Donald Hall reads about his wife Jane Kenyon, who contracted leukemia, went through ...CancerDeathHealth Care/Medicine

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  • The Salesman.

    88: Numbers 01.02.1998

    Will Powers — his real name — decided to try to use all the tools of modern brand marketing to ...BusinessJobs/EmploymentMarriage

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  • How Bad Is This Relationship?

    78: How Bad Is Bad? 10.03.1997

    The people of Chicago speak out. (5 minutes)FunnyRelationships

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  • Prologue.

    77: Pray 09.26.1997

    Mary and Manfred Rauer have been married 22 years. He's a devout Christian, goes to church every ...FamilyMarriageRelationships

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  • Prologue.

    58: Small Towns 04.04.1997

    The small town dilemma. (3 minutes)MarriageRelationships

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  • Prologue.

    52: Edge of Sanity 01.31.1997

    Story of a romance that began in a mental hospital. Sometimes, the line between crazy and not ...LoveMental HealthRelationships

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  • The Other Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name.

    46: Sissies 12.13.1996

    Seattle writer and syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage, on how there's a stigma against sissies ...ChildhoodLGBTRelationships

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  • Voyager.

    43: Faustian Bargains 11.22.1996

    Alix Spiegel tells the story of her friend Jayna, who made a Faustian bargain at 11 years old. ...ChildhoodFamilyFriendship

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  • When You're In Love, The Whole World Is Jewish.

    42: Get Over It! 11.15.1996

    Host Ira Glass talks about the drama of trying to be "just friends" with an ex-girlfriend. The ...FriendshipRelationships

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  • Wishing For Amnesia.

    42: Get Over It! 11.15.1996

    Fiction writer George Saunders reads his story "Offloading for Mrs Schwartz," from his book ...DeathFictionMarriage

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  • Swimming Lesson.

    40: Lessons 11.01.1996

    Scott Carrier's wife and mother-in-law insist that Scott's three-and-a-half year old daughter ...ChildrenFamilyFathers

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  • Found Tape.

    40: Lessons 11.01.1996

    Excerpts from lessons found on old record, especially a Helen Gurley Brown disc called How to ...FunnyLoveRelationships

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  • The Moment Dad Left.

    26: Father's Day '96 06.14.1996

    Audio artist Jay Allison and writer Dan Robb present an audio montage on the moment Robb's ...BreakupDivorceFamily

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  • Prologue.

    24: Teenaged Girls 05.24.1996

    Kara instructs some of her male friends on the proper ways to treat a girl. (5 minutes)RelationshipsTeenagers

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  • My Father's Chinese Wives.

    22: Adult Children 05.03.1996

    Sandra's father decides, at age 70, to take a Chinese wife. (27 minutes) FamilyFathersMarriage

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  • Lies.

    18: Liars 03.28.1996

    The story of a woman whose husband lies to her compulsively. At some point, she starts to ask ...LyingMarriageMental Health

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  • The Book Tour.

    10: Double Lives 01.17.1996

    When Susan Bergman wrote a book about her family's experience, other gay men tried to explain ...FamilyFathersMarriage

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  • Dad In The Closet.

    10: Double Lives 01.17.1996

    A talk with a father who's deceiving his own children. (15 minutes)ChildrenFathersMarriage

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  • Sins Of The Fathers.

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