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January 01, 1990 - December 13, 2012 + This American Life

The Ten Commandments

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Stories of people struggling to follow the Ten Commandments from the book of Exodus.

Take the Money and Run for Office

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For anyone who has ever heard the term "Washington insider" and felt outside, we ask the people writing and receiving the checks what’s the money...

Switched at Birth

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In 1951, two babies were accidentally switched at birth and sent home with the wrong families. Realizing it, one mother chose to keep quite –...

Retraction

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We've discovered that one of our most popular episodes was partially fabricated. We devote the entire hour to detailing the errors in 'Mr. Daisey Goes...

Slow to React

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This week we have stories where people's reactions move even slower than yours are now....

What Kind of Country

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All across the US right now, local and state governments are finding they can't pay their bills. Schools are losing teachers, street lights are going...

Held Hostage

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A kidnapping victim in Colombia spends his nights listening to a radio station that plays messages from the families of the kidnapped. That and other...

What I Did for Love

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Love makes us do crazy things. But not this crazy. This week for Valentine's Day, people going to extremes as they fall in love, chase...

Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory

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After seeing images on a brand new iPhone taken by workers where it was made, a "worshipper in the cult of Mac" goes to China...

Reap What You Sow

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Alabama's new immigration law aims to make life so difficult for illegal immigrants that they will "self-deport." And in a way it's working...

Continental Breakup

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When the words European Debt Crisis pop up in the news these days you feel a little worried, and a little like taking a nap....

Kid Politics

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This week, stories about whether, when it comes to governing, kids do any better than grown-ups.

Neighborhood Watch

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It's amazing just how much drama can take place in the mini-universe of a neighborhood. This week we bring you stories of neighbors watching out...

This American Life

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Nemeses

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This week, stories where a longtime standoff keeps both sides coming back for more...