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Ira Glass combines documentary journalism with other kinds of storytelling: radio monologues, found tapes, short fiction and interviews. Sidestepping sensationalism, Ira and his staff serve up narrative epics that pinpoint, in the tradition of Studs Terkel, the unusual and poetic in the everyday. Show originates from WBEZ Chicago, Illinois Friday 7pm, with repeat broadcast Saturday 12pm.

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A highlight from 506: Secret Identity

A highlight from 506: Secret Identity

A highlight from 506: Secret Identity

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He gave them her son's name and address, which

He gave them her son's name and address, which

He gave them her son's name and address, which

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As she got older Navy discovered a more socially acceptable way to do the same thing.

As she got older Navy discovered a more socially acceptable way to do the same thing.

As she got older Navy discovered a more socially acceptable way to do the same thing.

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Was finally fading. My mom was treating her depression. It wasn't a much better place.

Was finally fading. My mom was treating her depression. It wasn't a much better place.

Was finally fading. My mom was treating her depression. It wasn't a much better place.

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Sister Act one. Cindy and Diana. <Advertisement> <Speech_Music_Female>

Sister Act one. Cindy and Diana. <Advertisement> <Speech_Music_Female>

Sister Act one. Cindy and Diana. <Advertisement> <Speech_Music_Female>

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A highlight from 739: Sisters

A highlight from 739: Sisters

A highlight from 739: Sisters

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This is talk radio 11 90 Dallas Fort Worth <Speech_Male>

This is talk radio 11 90 Dallas Fort Worth <Speech_Male>

This is talk radio 11 90 Dallas Fort Worth <Speech_Male>

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Because

Because

Because

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Any of it. Like there was no but what is Megan want? But what about Megan?

Any of it. Like there was no but what is Megan want? But what about Megan?

Any of it. Like there was no but what is Megan want? But what about Megan?

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New songs. Maria disappears as a person.

New songs. Maria disappears as a person.

New songs. Maria disappears as a person.

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Act one. Cindy and Diana. <Speech_Female> We

Act one. Cindy and Diana. <Speech_Female> We

Act one. Cindy and Diana. <Speech_Female> We

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An afternoon flight and I took her down to the airport. And, um

An afternoon flight and I took her down to the airport. And, um

An afternoon flight and I took her down to the airport. And, um

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Think

Think

Think

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Regular show, like we noticed tonight that people have stopped knocking on the door three times.

Regular show, like we noticed tonight that people have stopped knocking on the door three times.

Regular show, like we noticed tonight that people have stopped knocking on the door three times.

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A highlight from 74: Conventions

A highlight from 74: Conventions

A highlight from 74: Conventions

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Were wounded by gunfire this

Were wounded by gunfire this

Were wounded by gunfire this

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Were wounded by gunfire this

Were wounded by gunfire this

Were wounded by gunfire this

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Were wounded by gunfire this

Were wounded by gunfire this

Were wounded by gunfire this

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Up. We ended up going by ourselves

Up. We ended up going by ourselves

Up. We ended up going by ourselves

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Didn't occur to me that she was associated with the psychiatrist because she didn't look anything like them.

Didn't occur to me that she was associated with the psychiatrist because she didn't look anything like them.

Didn't occur to me that she was associated with the psychiatrist because she didn't look anything like them.

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Watch.

Watch.

Watch.

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To Hancock. The president of

To Hancock. The president of

To Hancock. The president of

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Mine was the last question. Well, Mr Go

Mine was the last question. Well, Mr Go

Mine was the last question. Well, Mr Go

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Could see a part of this thing.

Could see a part of this thing.

Could see a part of this thing.

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An afternoon flight, and I took her down to the airport, and, uh,

An afternoon flight, and I took her down to the airport, and, uh,

An afternoon flight, and I took her down to the airport, and, uh,

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The show has been fine. <Speech_Music_Male> We're

The show has been fine. <Speech_Music_Male> We're

The show has been fine. <Speech_Music_Male> We're

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Dole was confused, too. Was supposed to be giving

Dole was confused, too. Was supposed to be giving

Dole was confused, too. Was supposed to be giving

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I mean, but you sort of saw her as being

I mean, but you sort of saw her as being

I mean, but you sort of saw her as being

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Like me or termed long haulers.

Like me or termed long haulers.

Like me or termed long haulers.

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For a lot of my visit to the hospital. His wife and three step kids and a couple

For a lot of my visit to the hospital. His wife and three step kids and a couple

For a lot of my visit to the hospital. His wife and three step kids and a couple

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