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January 01, 1990 - February 22, 2013 + This American Life

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...

New Beginnings: Ten Years of This American Life

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This week we celebrate our tenth anniversary as a radio show with a look back to our very first episode. It's never been broadcast outside...

Strangers In a Strange Land

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Someone once said, "if you're not willing to be changed by a place, there's no point in going." This week, stories about what happens when...

Settling the Score

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The daughter of a Holocaust survivor travels to Poland to meet the family that saved her mother's life. They were still in the building they'd...

Teenage Embed, Part Two

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In early 2003, we first brought you the audio diaries of a California teenager, Hyder Akbar, who traveled to Afghanistan, his family's homeland, for the...

What's In a Number?

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About a year ago, a study estimated the number of civilian casualties in Iraq. It came up with a number - 100,000 dead - that...

The Cruelty Of Children

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Stories about kids being mean to each other. David Sedaris tells a story from his first book, Naked: he was one of the loudest and...

20 Acts in 60 Minutes

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Yeah, yeah, yeah, each week we choose a theme, and bring you three or four stories on that theme. Or one big epic story on...

Back From the Dead

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In the towns Waveland and Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, the schools are closed, most families have fled, and the town itself has been almost entirely...

Promised Land

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For millenia, people have tried to reach a spiritual promised land by fasting. Jesus did it. The Buddha did it. Monks and saints and new...

Getting and Spending

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How far will we go to get money? And once we've got it, what should we spend it on? This week, answers to these giant...

This Is Not My Beautiful House

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Stories about Katrina refugees at the Houston Astrodome looking for a place - any place - to live. As a half-dozen families, including a pregnant...

After the Flood

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Surprising stories from survivors of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. A woman who was at the convention center talks about some things she says were...

Garbage

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We make what's usually invisible, visible: the world of trash. We follow it from the sanitation men on the street, to the mob guys who...