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January 01, 1990 - January 31, 2013 + This American Life

Faustian Bargains

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Stories of people who've made deals with the devil, sold their souls forfame or money or love, sometimes understanding the bargain they've gotteninto, sometimes not.

Post Election Politics

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Post Election Politics

Lessons

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The radio premiere of legendary storyteller Spaulding Gray's newestmonologue "It's a Slippery Slope," days before it premieres at New York'sLincoln Center. In this excerpt, Spaulding...

Halloween Show

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Stories of things that are supposed to be scary, but aren't.Dark Shadows. Ira visits John, Thax and Ericka who meet everyweek to watch the gothic...

Nightmare Vacations

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Act one. Hawaii. Ira brings in pictures from a family vacation to Hawaii. He went to try to feel closer to his parents, but none...

Fall Clearance Sale

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Stories that have fit into none of the themes of recent shows: Act one: David and Amy Sedaris read from David's story "Naked," about a...

Democratic Convention

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Unusual stories rom the convention. Act one. Host Ira Glass with balloon wranglers, at a party "strategy seminar" and elsewhere at the convention.Act two. The...

Obsession

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Ira Glass co-hosts with Harper's Magazine Senior Editor Paul Tough. We hear about Gillian, who became obsessed with the number two, from psychologist and author...

The Republican Convention

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Ira, Dan Savage, and Michael Lewis cover the Republican Convention in San Diego.

Bob Dole

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Unusual perspectives on the Republican Presidental candidate. Act one: Michael Lewis is doing some of the most surprising and interesting reporting on the campaign trail...

Wanna-be Detectives

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Stories about armchair sleuths - and a real one. Act one: Writer David Sedaris recalls how his mother and older sister believed they could solve...

Teenaged Girls

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Stories of teenaged girls struggling in situations where the rules are unclear. Act one: Chicago writer Rennie Sparks on two teenaged girls at the shopping...

Nothing

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As the Chicago Bulls swept through the winningest season in NBA history, a dispatch from a town gone Bulls-crazy. Act one: Chicagoans tell dreams they've...

Quitting

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Act one: A visit with New York writer Evan Harris, co-creater of "Quitters Quarterly" and author of "The Quit," who at some point decided that...

Double Lives

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Act one: Writer Susan Bergman talks about her father's double life. He was a strictly religious family man, who secretly had dozens of gay lovers....