This American Life
#597: One Last Thing Before I Go
September 17th, 2017, 01:37 PM
Words can seem so puny and ineffective sometimes. On this show, we have stories in which ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to their loved ones, using a combination of small talk and not-so-small talk.
#625: Essay B
September 8th, 2017, 01:37 PM
In 1967, the first two black students were enrolled at an all-white private boarding school in Virginia. The main reason they were there? To benefit the white kids. This week: stories about being enlisted to benefit another person’s educational experience. A version of this story appears in The New York Times Magazine.
#624: Private Geography
September 3rd, 2017, 01:37 PM
Everyone walks around on their own private map of the world. The places we’re from and how they made us, whether we like it or not.
#282: DIY
August 27th, 2017, 01:37 PM
After four lawyers fail to get an innocent man out of prison, his friend takes on the case himself. He becomes a do-it-yourself investigator. He learns to read court records, he tracks down hard-to-find witnesses, he gets the real murderer to come forward with his story. In the end, he's able to accomplish all sorts of things the police and the professionals can't.