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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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233: Starting from Scratch - RERUN

June 1, 2018 - Originally Aired March 7, 2003

Stories of people starting over, sometimes because they want to, other times because they have to....

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647: LaDonna - NEW EPISODE

May 25, 2018

A security guard at the airport notices something going wrong on the tarmac, and takes it upon herself to fix it. It’s way harder than she e...

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646: The Secret of My Death - NEW EPISODE

May 18, 2018

Cryptic messages on a cell phone and a teeter totter at a construction site: these are clues people found, trying to make sense of a death....

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339: Break-Up - RERUN

May 11, 2018 - Originally Aired August 24, 2007

Writer Starlee Kine on what makes the perfect break-up song and whether really sad music can actually make you feel better. Plus, an eight-y...

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645: My Effing First Amendment - NEW EPISODE

May 4, 2018

Conservative students don't feel like their ideas are welcome on campus. So they're fighting back. We go to Nebraska, where one skirmish spi...

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644: Random Acts of History - NEW EPISODE

April 27, 2018

Stories about people who accidentally bump into unsettling facts of history in settings meant to teach them history. What they end up learni...

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304: Heretics - RERUN

April 20, 2018 - Originally Aired December 16, 2005

The story of Reverend Carlton Pearson, a renowned evangelical pastor in Tulsa, Oklahoma, who cast aside the idea of Hell, and with it everyt...

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643: Damned If You Do… - NEW EPISODE

April 13, 2018

It’s one thing to weigh pros and cons. But sometimes all you have is con and con. This week, stories of people having to make a choice, when...

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