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January 01, 1990 - December 06, 2012 + This American Life

The Prosecutor

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A lawyer in the Justice Department gets the professional opportunity of a lifetime: to be the lead prosecutor in one of the first high-profile terrorist...

Big Wide World

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When he was a teenager, Haider worked in the Iraqi Ministry of Information. Then the war broke out, his job disappeared, and Haider suddenly had...

The Giant Pool of Money

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A special program about the housing crisis. We explain it all to you. What does the housing crisis have to do with the collapse of...

Escape

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People escaping home without going very far away. In Philadelphia, teen-aged boys find ways to impress girls and break out of the confines of their...

What I Learned from Television

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A show assembled from the 2007 live tour. Sarah Vowell, David Rakoff, Dan Savage, and other favorite contributors went on the road with Ira and performed brand-new...

With Great Power

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A family wishes for years that they could do something to stop their neighbor's shocking behavior. Suddenly they get the power to decisively change things forever...and they...

Mistakes Were Made

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It's the late '60s and in the new technology of cryonics, one man sees a business opportunity. Freezing people when they die so that they...

Leaving the Fold

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A popular, progressive politician becomes...a talk show host. One you've probably heard of. A group of nuns leave the Catholic Church...only to find themselves essentially,...

The Audacity of Government

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We've noticed a trend in a number of actions taken lately by the United States government. Tiny things, things you probably haven't heard of, but...

Nice Work If You Can Get It

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A man makes his living convincing lottery winners to sign their jackpots over to him—and discovers why the vast majority of them wish they'd never...

Human Resources

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The true story of a secret room in the New York City Board of Education building. Teachers are told to report there instead of their...

Testosterone

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Stories of people getting more testosterone and coming to regret it; and of people losing it and coming to appreciate life without it. The pros...

Valentine's Special 2008

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Veronica Chater's mother wants to go to a resort in Mexico with a friend. Her father, a former cop with an extravagant sense of security,...

Quiz Show

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The secret life of quiz shows, the life behind the questions and answers.

Matchmakers

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Sabir, a young man in Afghanistan, thought he'd found true love but he couldn't afford a wedding. So two foreign aid workers, friends of his,...