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January 01, 1990 - January 20, 2013 + This American Life

Lockup

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Over two decades ago, not long after he got out of Texas prison for robbery, Ray Hill got a job at his local public radio...

Allure of Crime

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We think of crime as a kind of monolithic, menacing presence. But there are many kinds of crimes, and many kinds of criminals. Through our...

Fake I.D.

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Stories of people traveling under fake papers, false identities, not for power or personal gain, but for their own deeper personal reasons. A woman goes...

Neighbors

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When he was just a kid, Found Magazine's Davy Rothbart and his family visited the most famous neighbor in America --- Mr. Rogers --- at...

Mind Games

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An improv group decides that members of an unknown band playing their first New York gig ought to think they're a smash hit. So they...

Superpowers

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We answer the following questions about superpowers. Can superheroes be real people? (No.) Can real people become superheroes? (Maybe.) And which is better, flight or...

Habeas Schmabeas

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The right of habeas corpus has been a part of this country's legal tradition longer than we've actually been a country. It means the government...

This American Life Pledge Drive Special

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This American Life Pledge Drive Special

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My Big Break

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Getting your big break isn't always what it's cracked up to be. And blowing it isn't always such a bad thing, either. A comedy duo...

Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

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A girl signs up for a class. A couple hires an accountant. A group of co-workers decides to pool their money and buy a couple...

The 'This American Life' Holiday Spectacular

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Join us as we oust those boring Christmas stories of yore. This year we bring you brand new holiday fables from David Sedaris, David Rakoff,...

Heretics

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The story of Reverend Carlton Pearson, an evangelical pastor in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His church, Higher Dimensions, was once one of the biggest in the city,...

Mob

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The mob as portrayed in movies, and as it is in real life. And its hold over us. Danny Toro, a member of a Chicago...

David and Goliath

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Cambodia's the only poor country in the world that's agreed to follow strict labor practices in their clothing factories (eliminating sweatshops for workers). This makes...