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StoryCorps Podcast 417: Remembering Wil Smith

Friday, March 13, 2015

Today, StoryCorps remembers Wil Smith, who recorded a conversation with his daughter, Olivia, about being a single dad in college. At the time of this interview in 2012, Wil had just been diagnosed with colon cancer. He died on February 22, 2015 at 46 years old.

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Schoolbook

Being 12: The Most Awkward, Essential Year of Our Lives

Monday, March 09, 2015

Between childhood and adulthood, there’s 12. It's an age when New York City kids start taking control of who they are and where they're headed.
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Selected Shorts

How To Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Beating the odds against racism.

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Selected Shorts

Against All Odds

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Growing up with snakes, and beating the odds.

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Selected Shorts

At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hating snakes, loving numbers.

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On Being

Mary Oliver — Listening to the World

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Often quoted, but rarely interviewed, Mary Oliver is one of our greatest and most beloved poets. At 79, she honors us with an intimate conversation on the wisdom of the world, the salvation of poetry, and the life behind her writing.

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On Being

[Unedited] Mary Oliver with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Often quoted, but rarely interviewed, Mary Oliver is one of our greatest and most beloved poets. At 79, she honors us with an intimate conversation on the wisdom of the world, the salvation of poetry, and the life behind her writing.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Punishing Misbehavior in Kids

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

How to punish your children constructively. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tell Us About a Time You Got Punished as a Child

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Stories from when you were punished as a child.

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The Takeaway

Listener Responses: The Childhood Event You Would Make a Movie About

Friday, July 11, 2014

This weekend, Richard Linklater's much talked about indie film "Boyhood" opens in theaters. The revolutionary movie, shot over twelve consecutive years, follows Mason, played by Ellar Coltrane, from the ages of 6 to 18. Moviegoers watch Ellar's transformation from a child to an adult in 160 minutes. We asked you, our listeners, to tell us what memorable scenes from you own childhood could be turned into a movie. Your responses truly have cinematic potential.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rethinking Your Birth Story

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Hillary Frank, young adult author and This American Life contributor, is the host of "The Longest Shortest Time", a podcast about early childhood (months 0-36), and she's been thinking about how she might have given birth differently if she could. She talks about why some women wish they had a different birth story, what she heard from Ina May Gaskin (mother of the modern natural birth movement), and takes calls about how to make decisions about labor. 

 

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Selected Shorts

Glittery Eyes

Friday, April 25, 2014

This reading by Parker Posey of Etgar Keret’s “Glittery Eyes” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Wish Fulfillment,” hosted by Parker Posey.

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Selected Shorts

Flying Carpets

Friday, April 25, 2014

This reading by Billy Campbell of Steven Millhauser’s “Flying Carpets” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Wish Fulfillment,” hosted by Parker Posey.

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Selected Shorts

Sixty-Nine Cent Hamburger

Friday, April 25, 2014

This reading by Alex Karpovsky of Gary Shteyngart’s “Sixty-Nine Cents” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Wish Fulfillment,” hosted by Parker Posey.

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Selected Shorts: Wish Fulfillment

Friday, April 25, 2014

Gary Shteyngart's hamburger obsession, and flying carpets.

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Selected Shorts

What Animal Are You?

Friday, April 25, 2014

This reading by Willem Dafoe of Etgar Keret’s “What Animal Are You?” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Wish Fulfillment,” hosted by Parker Posey.

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Hear 'Through the Tunnel,' Doris Lessing's Tale of a Dangerous Holiday

Friday, February 21, 2014

Lessing’s story is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Determination,” hosted by Jane Kaczmarek and featuring stories with character-testing moments.

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The Takeaway

Why Some Childhood Memories Fade

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Scientists have found that by age seven, childhood amnesia begins to take effect, in which early memories are forgotten at a faster rate, and sometimes lost entirely.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Noam Chomsky’s Life and Times; Growing Up in NY; Foreign Languages

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Linguist and political commentator Noam Chomsky talks about his new book on what he calls “Western terrorism” and remembers his first job at a newsstand on the Upper West Side. Plus: author and designer (and Brian’s brother) Warren Lehrer; growing up in New York City and the links between memory and place; calls if Bloomberg was your only New York City mayor; and a round of foreign language hopscotch with the phrase: “What we have here is a failure to communicate.”

Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Child's Play

Friday, November 01, 2013

Wyatt Cenac hosts stories by Toure, George Saunders, and Shirley Jackson

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