Radio Archive by Tag

New York

  • Brooklyn Archipelago.

    628: In the Shadow of the City 2017 10.13.2017

    Out for a simple pleasure cruise with two friends, Alex Zharov was planning to see Jamaica Bay ...AlcoholBoatsNew York

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  • A Road By Any Other Name.

    622: Who You Gonna Call? 08.04.2017

    Reporter Aaron Reiss found a woman that an entire community calls, in order to find out the ...Neighbors/NeighborhoodsNew York

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  • Chairman of the Block.

    574: Sinatra’s 100th Birthday 12.11.2015

    An odd occurrence at 124 East Fourth Street in Manhattan's East Village. For the last five ...MusicNew York

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  • The Heels On The Bus.

    551: Good Guys 2015 03.20.2015

    Mike Birbiglia has this story about a time his good guy-ness was called into question. Mike is ...FunnyLive PerformanceNew York

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  • Prologue.

    527: 180 Degrees 06.13.2014

    Host Alex Blumberg talks about New York City’s long-standing ban on ferrets. And how, after ...FunnyLegal SystemNew York

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  • The Heels On The Bus.

    515: Good Guys 01.10.2014

    Mike Birbiglia has this story about a time his good guy-ness was called into question. (7 minutes)FunnyLive PerformanceNew York

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  • Mission: Impossible.

    426: Tough Room 2011 02.04.2011

    Producer Jane Feltes spends a day with two young Mormons, on mission to possibly the least ...New YorkReligion

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  • Prologue.

    364: Going Big 09.26.2008

    Host Ira Glass introduces a story on the most ambitious and hopeful solution to urban poverty in ...ActivismChildrenEducation

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  • Harlem Renaissance.

    364: Going Big 09.26.2008

    Paul Tough reports on the Harlem Children's Zone, and its CEO and president, Geoffrey Canada. ...ActivismChildrenEducation

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  • Prologue.

    249: Garbage 10.31.2003

    Every day each American produces 4.8 pounds of garbage. Where does it all go? Ira talks with ...Jobs/EmploymentNew York

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  • Oh, Mr. San Man.

    249: Garbage 10.31.2003

    The people who pick up our trash don't call themselves garbagemen. They're san men ("san" being ...Jobs/EmploymentNew York

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  • "I'm A Legitimate Businessman...Waste Management."

    249: Garbage 10.31.2003

    We hear the secret recordings that ended mob control of New York garbage collection, and talk to ...CrimeNew YorkPolice

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  • Prologue.

    194: Before and After 09.21.2001

    Ira talks with two New Yorkers on their reactions to seeing something they could never have ...9/11FamilyFathers

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  • In The After Of Before And After.

    194: Before and After 09.21.2001

    Lynn Simpson worked on the 89th floor of the World Trade Center. She escaped, along with the ...9/11New YorkTerrorism

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  • Watching From The River's Edge.

    194: Before and After 09.21.2001

    David Rakoff tells the story of the day that used to hold the record as the worst disaster in ...BoatsDeathHistory

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  • Far From Home.

    194: Before and After 09.21.2001

    David Sedaris talks about American and French reaction to the recent news in Paris, where he ...9/11New YorkParis

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  • Prologue.

    169: Pursuit of Happiness 09.29.2000

    Ira talks with producer Blue Chevigny about how a prank caller taught her that when it comes to ...MusicNew YorkPolice

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  • One Man's Treasure Is Another Man's Trash.

    169: Pursuit of Happiness 09.29.2000

    David Rakoff tells a story about an actual pursuit—a scavenger hunt—that takes hundreds of ...New York

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  • Why Aren't You At Work?

    157: Secret Life of Daytime 04.14.2000

    All those people you see in the middle of the workday, in coffee shops and bookstores? Who are ...Jobs/EmploymentNew York

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  • Prologue.

    146: Urban Nature 12.10.1999

    Stories about rats in the city, from Kate Aurthur (former rat columnist for New York magazine), ...AnimalsJournalismNew York

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  • One Brave Man Stands Up For What's Right.

    146: Urban Nature 12.10.1999

    Unlike Reykjavik, some cities don't coddle citizens in their idiosyncratic beliefs about nature. ...AnimalsGovernmentNew York

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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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  • What Do Arnold Schwarzenegger And Sigmund Freud Have In Common?

    124: Welcome to America 03.19.1999

    Because of a shortage of math and science teachers, New York City decided to import instructors ...EducationJobs/EmploymentJournalism

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  • Prologue.

    110: Mapping 09.04.1998

    Ralph Gentles and five other people spent each summer creating a map of every crack, every ...New York

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  • I'd Probably Slug Jesus.

    98: Throwing the First Punch 03.27.1998

    Manny Howard talks with Paul Tough about why he loved fighting in bars and on the street, and ...AutomobilesNew York

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  • To Boldly Go Where No Woman Has Gone Before.

    98: Throwing the First Punch 03.27.1998

    Meema Spadola follows Maritza, a New Yorker who loves to box and has the skill to go pro, but ...New YorkSports

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  • Fists And Guns.

    81: Guns 10.24.1997

    Geoffrey Canada, author of the book Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in ...ChildhoodFamilyGuns/Gun Control

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  • Perv Walk.

    79: Stuck in the Wrong Decade 10.10.1997

    New York writer Sarah Miller talks about two men she knows. (9 minutes)New YorkSexuality

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  • Neighbors To The Mob.

    76: Mob 09.19.1997

    Jerry Capeci, dean of the New York reporters who cover organized crime, on the decline of the ...CrimeFamilyHousing

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  • Prologue.

    75: Kindness of Strangers 09.12.1997

    Brett Leveridge was standing on the subway. A guy comes walking down the platform, stopping in ...FunnyNew YorkTravel

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  • Tarzan Finds A Mate.

    75: Kindness of Strangers 09.12.1997

    New York City locksmith Joel Kostman tells the story of an act of kindness he committed, hoping ...Jobs/EmploymentNew York

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  • Unkindness Of Strangers.

    75: Kindness of Strangers 09.12.1997

    How two next-door neighbors start treating each other badly, and how, once they start, they ...HousingNeighbors/NeighborhoodsNew York

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  • Chairman Of The Block.

    75: Kindness of Strangers 09.12.1997

    An odd occurrence at 124 East Fourth Street in Manhattan's East Village. For the last five ...MusicNeighbors/NeighborhoodsNew York

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  • White Like Me.

    65: Who's Canadian? 05.30.1997

    David Rakoff on how he tried to pass as a local once he moved from Toronto to New York. He ...CanadaImmigrationNew York

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