Host Ira Glass talks about the role of mealtime in family dynamics.
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How one woman learned to stop worrying and start spending. Liz Gilbert and her husband Michael Cooper explain how their different ideas about handling money always divided them—until they stumbled into a $10,000 windfall.
Two brothers set out with a friend to cross America on horseback. They take a tape recorder with them to make a kind of audio journal of their trip.
Rich Robinson's father is black, his mother is white. They married during the civil rights movement, believing the whole nation was moving toward greater and greater integration.
Margy's a reporter. When she told her dad that she wanted to write a story about him, he said sure.
Sylvia's parents are immigrants who want her to be a traditional girl.
The story of a teenager, illegal drug use, lying, stealing, and a kid's life changed completely when he heard how he sounded on the phone.
We think of our phone calls and phone messages as so transient. We have another example of phones recording personal history: this story from Barrett Golding in Bozeman, Montana, comprised of telephone messages about his father.
Two quick real life fables about the power of sibling rivalry.
True tales of sibling cruelty.
Deb Monroe's two daughters as they fight.