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January 01, 1990 - November 14, 2013 + This American Life

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...

Not What I Signed Up For

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Marian Fontana thinks she's going onto a news show for a five-minute interview about firefighters and 9/11 ... and ends up in a situation that...

Hitler's Yacht

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early this entire show is devoted to the story of the boat known as "Hitler's Yacht." It's a modern-day fable about what happens when the...

This American Life Pledge Drive Special

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Family Legend

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How, one might wonder, could a simple hunk of cheese drive a wedge between an aging aunt and her devoted niece? Sure, every family has...

A Little Bit of Knowledge

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An electrician believes he's discovered a flaw in Einstein's theory of relativity and sets out to prove to the world that he's right. And other...

Home Movies

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Home movies are often all the same - kids on the beach, people getting married, birthday parties - so why do we make and watch...

The Arms Trader

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The U.S. government spent two years on a sting operation, trapping an Indian man named Hemant Lakhani whom they suspected of being an illegal arms...

My Experimental Phase

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Stories about people taking a shot at a whole new life. A man who's living like someone in 19th century Poland - no television, no...

I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help

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Contributing Editor Nancy Updike went to Iraq last year to try to figure out what it's like to be a private citizen working in the...

Godless America

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At a time when House Majority Leader Tom Delay calls for enacting a "Biblical worldview" in government, when Christians are asserting their ideals in the...