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  1. How I Got Into College | This American Life

    Students all over are starting college this month, and some of them still have a nagging question: what, exactly, got me in? An admissions officer tells us the most wrongheaded things applicants try. And Michael Lewis has the incredible story of how a stolen library book got one man — Emir Kamenica — into his dream school.

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/504/how-i-got-into-college

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  2. No Place Like Home | This American Life

    There’s lots of ways we define where we’re from. And whether we’re proud of it, or ashamed of it, love it, hate it, miss it or are trying desperately to get back to it — where we’re from is always a big part of who we are. This week, stories of people who are, in good ways and bad ways, coming to terms with the places they call home.

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/520/no-place-like-home

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  3. Except For That One Thing | This American Life

    Mike Anderson was 36 years old, married, a suburban father of four. He owned a contracting business and built his family’s modest, three-bedroom house in St. Louis from the ground up. He volunteered at church on the weekends and coaches his son’s football team. All pretty normal, right? Except for one thing … which surfaced one day last summer.

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/518/except-for-that-one-thing

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  4. Contents Unknown | This American Life

    Stories of filling in the blank. A man finds himself in a train station in India, with no idea how he got there or who he is. His memory gone, he has no choice but to let other people—police, doctors, friends, family—create an identity for him.

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/399/contents-unknown

    —Huffduffed by adactio

  5. Good Guys | This American Life

    Lots of men think of themselves as "good guys." But what does it actually take to be one? To be a truly good guy. Stories of valiant men attempting to do good in challenging circumstances: in war zones, department stores, public buses, and at the bottom of a cave 900 feet underground.

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/515/good-guys

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  6. 129 Cars | This American Life

    We spent a month at a Jeep dealership on Long Island as they tried to make their monthly sales goal: 129 cars. If they made it, the dealer would get a huge bonus from the manufacturer, possibly as high as $85,000 — enough to put them in the black for the month.

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/513/129-cars

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  7. This American Life - 510: Fiasco!

    Stories of when things go wrong. Really wrong. When you leave the normal realm of human error, fumble, mishap, and mistake and enter the territory of really huge breakdowns. Fiascos. Things go so awry that normal social order collapses.

    An updated version of a classic episode, now including one of the most popular stories we’ve ever aired… about a police officer and a squirrel.

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/510/fiasco

    —Huffduffed by adactio

  8. TAL - 509: It Says So Right Here

    Everyone knows you can’t always believe what you read, but sometimes even official documents aren’t a path to the truth. This week we have stories of people whose lives are altered when seemingly boring documents like birth certificates and petitions are used against them. And a family wrestles with a medical record that has a very clear, but complicated diagnosis.

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/509/it-says-so-right-here

    —Huffduffed by adactio

  9. 505: Use Only as Directed | This American Life

    One of the country’s most popular over-the-counter painkillers — acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol — also kills the most people, according to data from the federal government. Over 150 Americans die each year on average after accidentally taking too much. And it requires a lot less to endanger you than you may know.

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/505/use-only-as-directed

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  10. The View From In Here | This American Life

    It’s so easy to lose perspective (or worry you’ve lost perspective) when you’re deep inside some situation. For instance, an American woman who suddenly trades her life for one in a place most people might think twice about: Juarez, Mexico.

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/501/the-view-from-in-here

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

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