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On an all-NEW Snap, "Eye Of The Beholder." For those who see the beauty in all things. Snap Judgment, storytelling with a BEAT... from PRX and NPR.
A month is hardly a unit of measurement. It can start on any day of the week and last anywhere from 28 to 31 days. Sometimes a month is four weeks long, sometimes five, sometimes six. You have to buy a new calendar with new dates every single year. It's a strange design.
A classic 99PI combo idealistic intentions gone awry, plus several surprise twists
Shulem Deen was a 22-year old and ultra-religious, a Hasidic Jewish person, when he bought a computer and signed up for America Online in 1996. Until then he'd never had a real conversation with someone outside his community. Sruthi Pinnamaneni tells the story of how the internet ruined his life and how it might save it. Thanks for listening! Subscribe to our podcast at http://www.itunes.com/replyall! Sponsors: Mailchimp (http://www.mailchimp.com) Blue Apron (http://blueapron.com - coupon cod...more
Yes Yes No returns, and the story of two people who created a company designed to ghostwrite people’s emotionally difficult emails. Don’t forget to participate in Email Debt Forgiveness Day! Leave us a voicemail at (917) 475-6668 about your most anxiety inducing unanswered email. All will be forgiven, we promise.
Why do we become our worst enemies when it comes to pursuing the things we actually want? I’ve been there. This is the origin story of making Millennial and the nitty gritty mess that led to the first episode.
A girl is lost and can't find her mom. Why won't anyone help her? Performed by Bee Herbstman, Melanie Hoopes, Ed Herbstman, Evan Sudarsky Abadi, Gregory C. Jones, and Blanche Ames. Written by Diana McCorry, Produced by Jonathan Mitchell. (Image by Luis Mariano González)
Adrian is 25 and losing his eyesight. He's in a race against time. He’s also in a battle between humility and pride. When is it stubborn, perhaps even foolhardy, not to make concessions to one’s disability? When is it the only way out? And where do you find wisdom to know the difference?
First comes love...then comes equity StartUp is a podcast series about what it’s really like to get a business off the ground. In Season 1, Alex Blumberg told the story of launching this business, Gimlet Media, a podcast network. In Season 2, Alex is joined by co-Host Lisa Chow, to follow an entirely new company. The business is Dating Ring, a dating company that combines technology with old-fashioned matchmaking. The founders are women in their 20s, outsiders in the male-dominated world of ...more
I was invited to tell stories in Lewiston, Maine, an old mill town right outside of Portland for a storytelling show named The Corner. I'm treated well, I learn a lot, but I can't decide what story to tell...
From Avenue B to Bushwick: Kathy Kirkpatrick tells us about the final days of her Life Cafe in the East Village and essayist Tim Kreider tells us about his exile in Bushwick. Plus your host tries to make sense of the first time he got a glimpse of the new New York at a party in late September 2008.
(Many poems in the slideshow NSFW or young eyes.) In this episode of Wish We Were Here, we tell the story of Colorado Springs native Brian "Scoop"...
On the eve of the 2015 General Election in the UK, take a jaunt through the etymology of election-related words. Find out why casting a vote should be more like basketball, and why polling is hairy. There's more about this episode at http://theallusionist.org/electionlexicon. Tweet @allusionistshow, and convene at facebook.com/allusionistshow. Also please air your thoughts about podcasts by filling in the Radiotopia survey at surveynerds.com/allusionist. The Allusionist is a proud member of Ra...more
Covering the 2004 Republican Convention in New York City. Music by the Icelandic group Mum (We Have a Map of the Piano, The Land Between Solar Systems, Slow Bicycle) and Kid Rock (All Summer Long). Donate
Parenthood changes people. Beauty guru Jane Marie gives tips on how to (mostly) accept the new you. Plus, one mom whose post-baby change prevents her from singing karaoke. How did YOU change after becoming a parent? And I don’t just mean physically. And I don’t just mean moms. Or people who have given birth. Tell us what hasn’t gone back. And what you’ve done about it.Tell all at The Longest Shortest Time. Like the Longest Shortest Time? ...more
Savoy Brown - "Hellbound Train" Set: An Interview with Glenn at Madison Square Garden David Bowie - "1984" - Diamond Dogs Set: An Interview with Jim Black Sabbath - "Into The Void" - MAsters of Reality Set: An Interview with Colleen Alice Cooper - "Teenage Lament '74" Set: An Interview with Yuri The Voices of East Harlem - "For What It's Worth" - Right On Be Free Set: An Interview with Marie and Friend http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/s...more
Sara thought she knew her son, but then a medical diagnosis left her questioning everything. This is the story of how she coped when the medical treatment turned him into a completely different child. Subscribe (or write a review) in iTunes Music: Mario Bava Sleeps in a Little ...more
Photojournalist Lynsey Addario captured something that happens all the time but few of us get to see, a soldier fatally wounded on the battlefield.
U.S. air marshals are our law enforcement in the air – and they’re expected to protect us on high-risk flights. But as reporter Andrew Becker found out, some employees of the Federal Air Marshal Service are suspected of rearranging flights in order to meet for sexual trysts. Producer: Michael Montgomery
When he was three years old, my son informed me that she was actually my daughter. I'm now the mother of a happy, confident little transgender girl, but it took a while to get here. Watch an animated version of Episode I: Music credits: "Ichill" by Kakurenbo, "Rosary Novena for Gender Transitioning" by Terre Thaemlitz, "The Flight of Lulu" by Possimiste.
Recreational pot has earned the state of Colorado $53 million dollars in tax revenue. All on a drug that, according to federal law is still illegal. How does a marijuana business navigate all the uncertainty?
Exotic dancers, on-call drivers, and writers might have a different name for what they do -- freelancing, part-time work and independent contracting -- but it all means the same thing. Work that doesn’t start at 9 and end at 5. And sure, it has its perks, but do 1099 workers have protections?
Colt Cabana only wanted to be a professional wrestler. He watched pugilists moon-eyed as a kid: He-Man, Jean Claude Van Damme in Bloodsport, but especially the turgid giants of the squared circle. He loved the stories, the characters, the conflict. He dreamed of of being one himself, living to endure the slog of travel, the pain of performance. As soon as he could, Cabana became a professional wrestler. His life was training, traveling, performing, repeat. He saw the job push some to drugs. S...more