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666: The Theme That Shall Not Be Named - NEW EPISODE

January 18, 2019

Satan! In his many surprising manifestations, all around us....

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665: Before Things Went to Hell - NEW EPISODE

January 11, 2019

We revisit those moments of calm before the storm, when things could have gone very differently, but instead, they went to hell....

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641: The Walls - RERUN

January 4, 2019 - Originally Aired March 16, 2018

Stories from border walls around the world, where one place ends and another begins. And the strange ecosystems that arise....

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664: The Room of Requirement - NEW EPISODE

December 28, 2018

Libraries aren't just for books. They're often spaces that transform into what you need them to be: a classroom, a cyber café, a place to fi...

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47: Christmas and Commerce - RERUN

December 21, 2018 - Originally Aired December 20, 1996

Stories about the intersection of Christmas and retail, including David Sedaris's story "Santaland Diaries," which was first broadcast on NP...

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204: 81 Words - RERUN

December 14, 2018 - Originally Aired January 18, 2002

The story of how the American Psychiatric Association decided in 1973 that homosexuality was no longer a mental illness....

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663: How I Read It - NEW EPISODE

December 7, 2018

Documents you don't normally think of, showing you things you didn't expect....

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479: Little War on the Prairie - RERUN

November 30, 2018 - Originally Aired November 23, 2012

Growing up in Mankato, Minnesota, John Biewen says, nobody ever talked about the most important historical event ever to happen there: in 18...

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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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