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  1. 38. Simulated Worlds

    Simulated worlds, Civil war reenactments, wax museums, simulated coal mines, fake ethnic restaurants, an ersatz Medieval castle and other re-created worlds that thrive all across America.

    Aired 10.11.96

    —Huffduffed by adactio

  2. #464: Invisible Made Visible

    The radio version of an episode we did live on stage and beamed to movie theaters. David Sedaris, Tig Notaro, Ryan Knighton, and the late David Rakoff, in his final performance on the show.

    The other half of this two-hour show was visual, including dancers, animation, and more. You can download video of the entire show.

    —Huffduffed by adactio

  3. Poetry of Propaganda | This American Life

    Sure, there’s a crude message that propaganda is trying to get across. But like poetry, when you know how to read it, propaganda contains lots of more subtle messages that you might not see at first glance. This week: examples, big and small, from around the world.

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/575/poetry-of-propaganda

    —Huffduffed by adactio

  4. #573: Status Update — This American Life

    Most of the time, the updates we share about our lives are small and inconsequential. This week, status updates that interrupt daily life. We hear two friends talk about how one of them has become rich and famous. And an entire town gets a status update on itself.

    https://overcast.fm/+H20XAg

    —Huffduffed by adactio

  5. The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra | This American Life

    An unprecedented look inside one of the most powerful, secretive institutions in the country. The NY Federal Reserve is supposed to monitor big banks. But when Carmen Segarra was hired, what she witnessed inside the Fed was so alarming that she got a tiny recorder and started secretly taping.

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/536/the-secret-recordings-of-carmen-segarra

    —Huffduffed by mharry9999

  6. #545: If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say, SAY IT IN ALL CAPS

    The Internet is the one place where it’s safe to say whatever you want — nobody will know it’s you. But the same protections that make commenters invulnerable are what make the Internet scary — even downright dangerous — for the commented upon. In this week’s show: what happens when the Internet turns on you?

    —Huffduffed by adactio

  7. Neighbors | This American Life

    Stories of people trying to love their neighbors…and failing.

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/184/neighbors

    —Huffduffed by adactio

  8. The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra | This American Life

    This week, an unprecedented look inside one of the most powerful, secretive institutions in the country. The NY Federal Reserve is supposed to monitor big banks and prevent another financial crisis. But when Carmen Segarra was hired, what she witnessed inside the Fed was so alarming that she bought a tiny recorder, and started secretly taping.

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/536/the-secret-recordings-of-carmen-segarra

    —Huffduffed by mharry9999

  9. This American Life - “538: Is This Working?”

    Stories of schools struggling with what to do with misbehaving kids. For teachers, it’s not clear how to get the kids to behave. Asking politely does not always work. Or detention. You can suspend them, but sending kids home from the thing they hate is a weird punishment. There’s no general agreement about what to do…

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/538/is-this-working

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  10. The Alibi | This American Life

    Baltimore, 1999. Hae Min Lee, a bright teenager disappears after school one day. Six weeks later her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed is arrested for her murder. He says he’s innocent — though he can’t remember what he was doing that afternoon. But someone can. A classmate at Woodlawn High School claims to know exactly where Adnan was.

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/537/the-alibi

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

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