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492: Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde - RERUN

November 23, 2018 - Originally Aired April 12, 2013

Dr. Benjamin Gilmer (left) gets a job at a rural clinic. He finds out he’s replaced someone — also named Dr. Gilmer (picture) — who went to ...

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662: Where There Is a Will - NEW EPISODE

November 16, 2018

Stories of people who believe there is always a way. And also those who don’t....

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661: But That's What Happened - NEW EPISODE

November 9, 2018

Stories of women in unsettling situations. When they try to explain what’s wrong, they’re told that they don’t understand—that there’s nothi...

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660: Hoaxing Yourself - NEW EPISODE

November 2, 2018

Stories of people who tell a lie and then believe the lie more than anyone else does. In other words: Stories about people pulling hoaxes......

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351: Return to Childhood 2008 - RERUN

October 26, 2018 - Originally Aired March 7, 2008

Stories of people who try to revisit their childhoods—what they find and what they do not find....

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528: The Radio Drama Episode - RERUN

October 19, 2018 - Originally Aired June 20, 2014

Our most ambitious live show ever! (get the video!) We pulled together a massive team of theater pros at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Ope...

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659: Before the Next One - NEW EPISODE

October 12, 2018

There’s no rulebook on how to handle a school shooting. And no real way to prepare for one. This week, people take what they’ve learned from...

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658: The Unhappy Deciders - NEW EPISODE

October 5, 2018

Making big decisions about other people's lives can feel pretty awful. Zoe Chace followed Senator Jeff Flake as he decided to force the Sena...

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489: No Coincidence, No Story! - RERUN

September 28, 2018 - Originally Aired March 1, 2013

We asked listeners to send us their best coincidence stories, and we got more than 1,300 submissions! There were so many good ones we decide...

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657: The Runaways - NEW EPISODE

September 21, 2018

A bunch of teenagers go missing from a town in Long Island. For months, the police treat them as runaways, ignoring the kids' parents, who k...

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656: Let Me Count the Ways - NEW EPISODE

September 14, 2018

Yes, youʼve heard about the family separations. Youʼve heard about the travel ban. But there are dozens of ways the Trump administration is ...

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402: Save the Day - RERUN

September 7, 2018 - Originally Aired March 12, 2010

Stories about one person single-handedly taking charge of a situation gone wrong—including one man's mission to rescue two kids who were kid...

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504: How I Got Into College - RERUN

August 31, 2018 - Originally Aired September 6, 2013

Students all over are starting college this month, and some of them still have a nagging question: what, exactly, got me in? An admissions o...

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655: The Not-So-Great Unknown - NEW EPISODE

August 24, 2018

What happens when unadventurous people end up in adventurous situations. Like an astronaut who goes to places no one has gone before, even t...

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508: Superpowers 2013 - RERUN

August 17, 2018 - Originally Aired October 18, 2013

This is an updated version of a classic episode, featuring a new story from Snap Judgment. We answer the following questions about superpowe...

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654: The Feather Heist - NEW EPISODE

August 10, 2018

A flute player breaks into a British museum and makes off with a million dollars worth of dead birds....

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653: Crime Scene - NEW EPISODE

August 3, 2018

Every crime scene hides a story. In this week's show, we hear about crime scenes and the stories they tell....

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619: The Magic Show - RERUN

July 27, 2018 - Originally Aired June 30, 2017

Just a few years before he got the internship at NPR that started him in radio, our host Ira Glass had another career. He performed magic at...

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652: ICE Capades - NEW EPISODE

July 20, 2018

Dispatches from a government agency in its tumultuous teenage years....

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651: If You Build It, Will They Come? - NEW EPISODE

July 13, 2018

A young preacher opens a new church. A new restaurant reopens old wounds. This week, stories of people trying to build something that will l...

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617: Fermi’s Paradox - RERUN

July 6, 2018 - Originally Aired May 19, 2017

Three people grapple with the question, “Are we alone?”...

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650: Change You Can Maybe Believe In - NEW EPISODE

June 29, 2018

An innocent man forgives the cop who framed him. An Argentinian talk show that usually treats women as objects suddenly gets really interest...

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649: It's My Party and I'll Try If I Want To - NEW EPISODE

June 22, 2018

Democrats are desperate to retake part of Congress. Their best shot is the House. This fall, they’ll be slugging it out with Republicans—but...

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560: Abdi and the Golden Ticket - RERUN

June 15, 2018 - Originally Aired July 3, 2015

A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American. Abdi is a Somal...

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648: Unteachable Moment - NEW EPISODE

June 8, 2018

Stories about people trying to learn something when no one is clear what the lesson is supposed to be....

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