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This American Life

#525: Call For Help

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Stories of people coming to terms with being in serious trouble. They need help. Figuring out how to get it, that's another problem.

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A Prairie Home Companion

April 18, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, April 18, 2015

"It's been warm and it's getting warmer. It's been warm and windy." Clarence Bunsen observes Mrs. Rasmussen hanging her laundry out to dry, Eloise Krebsbach attends her daughter's piano recital, and some of the local farmers spend a long weekend in Las Vegas.

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Pitch

Reissue: Paintings To Sing

Friday, April 17, 2015

This is a reissue of one of our favorite episodes…

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Snap Judgment

Snap #610 - Encore

Friday, April 17, 2015

It doesn't happen very often, but when it does... it's OK to take a bow. From PRX and NPR, Snap Judgment proudly presents "Encore."

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Strangers

Adrian’s Race

Friday, April 17, 2015

Adrian is 25 and losing his eyesight. He's in a race against time. He’s also in a battle between humility and pride. When is it stubborn, perhaps even foolhardy, not to make concessions to one’s disability? When is it the only way out?

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Selected Shorts

Love is Funny

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Love can be funny, even when it’s not.

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Selected Shorts

Start from Happy

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The rocky road to romance

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Selected Shorts

Occupy Jen’s Street

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Activist courtship

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Selected Shorts

People are Becoming Clouds

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A cloudy marriage

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Selected Shorts

But the One on the Right

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The wrong way to meet the right guy.

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On The Media

Episode 9: Bad Doug Rising

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Brooke discusses the ninth episode of House of Cards with Michael Kelly, who plays Doug Stamper.
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On The Media

Episode 6: If You're Afraid of the Wolf, Stay out of the Woods

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Brooke discusses the sixth episode of House of Cards with Nina Khrushcheva and Dan Savage.
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NYPR Archives & Preservation

A Wigwam in Brooklyn

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WNYC
Boerum Hill was once nicknamed Little Caughnawaga for the Mohawk community that lived there as they braved great heights constructing the Empire State Building and more.
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The Longest Shortest Time

The Emperor's New Onesie

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The story of one mom held hostage by her naked toddler.

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Death, Sex & Money

Hedwig, Older and a Little Less Angry

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

John Cameron Mitchell created Hedwig and the Angry Inch when he in his 30s. Now he's playing the title role on Broadway, and says aging and loss have given the show new meaning.

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The Moth Radio Hour

Ijeoma Oluo & April Salazar: StorySLAM Favorites

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ijeoma Oluo's mother teaches her how to turn bad situations into adventures and April Salazar goes to a pro-choice rally with her stepfather.

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Song Exploder

Toro y Moi - Half Dome

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Over the past five years, Chaz Bundick, aka Toro y Moi, has made music that's spanned a range of genres and styles. On his newest album, What For?, he shifted styles again. In this episode, Chaz explains why. He'll break down the song Half Dome, named...

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Memoir in the Age of TMI

Monday, April 13, 2015

On this week’s Out Loud podcast, Leslie Jamison, who recently wrote about Chris Kraus’s memoiristic novels, and Joshua Rothman, who has written about the autobiographical fiction of Karl Ove Knausgaard and Elena Ferrante, join David Haglund and Amelia Lester to discuss the state of the memoir in an age of ubiquitous self-documentation via social media. They discuss the evolution of so-called “confessional literature,” why discussions of autobiographical writing are so often influenced by the gender of the writer, and how authors use memoir to explore ideas about both themselves and the world. In the not-so-distant past, Rothman says, “people kept diaries, and then you took a creative-writing workshop and wrote thinly disguised autobiographical fiction about your life. And now, part of what’s defined the last decade or so is a lot of new ways to accomplish this.”

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The Jonathan Channel

The Final Years

Monday, April 13, 2015

By the late 1950s, Billie Holiday's health was rapidly deteriorating. In 1959, the singer passed away in a New York City hospital. Jonathan Schwartz tells the story of her final years.

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The Jonathan Channel

'Strange Fruit'

Monday, April 13, 2015

Jonathan Schwartz and MoMA curator Leah Dickerman tell the story of the legendary song, Strange Fruit. 

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