This American Life http://wmra.org en I Was So High http://wmra.org/post/i-was-so-high <p>Your waitress. Your colleagues at work. Your doctor. Maybe even your parents. They’re all high. All the time. That’s what it feels like anyway. This week, stories in which drug use and daily life intersect – and in which people get high in secret and then do their best to function in the non-high world. Also, we hear some “I Was So High” stories from our very own listeners.</p><p>Listen and Learn More <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/524/i-was-so-high">Here</a>.</p> Sat, 03 May 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 39355 at http://wmra.org I Was So High No Coincidence, No Story! http://wmra.org/post/no-coincidence-no-story <p>We asked listeners to send us their best coincidence stories, and we got more than 1,300 submissions! There were so many good ones we decided to make a whole show about them. From a chance encounter at a bus station to a romantic dollar bill to a baffling apparition in a college shower stall. See more of your coincidence stories — with photos — <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/page/web-extra-coincidence-photo-stories" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Listen and Learn More <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/489/no-coincidence-no-story">Here</a>.</p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 38691 at http://wmra.org No Coincidence, No Story! Tarred and Feathered http://wmra.org/post/tarred-and-feathered <p>This week, stories of people being threatened and punished with public shame. Including the story of someone who was literally tarred and feathered. It happened a lot more recently than you'd guess.</p><p>Listen and Learn More <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/522/tarred-and-feathered">Here</a>.</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 38380 at http://wmra.org Tarred and Feathered Tribes http://wmra.org/post/tribes <p>A Native American tribe is doing exactly the opposite of what you'd think they'd do: they're kicking people out of the tribe, huge numbers of them, including people whose ancestors without question were part of the tribe. And the story of a white guy who only wants to date Asian women, who then has to adjust to the reality of a real actual Asian woman in his life. The phrase "finding your tribe" is a total cliche — but one that does apply to certain situations.</p><p>Listen and learn more <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/491/tribes">here</a>.</p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 38045 at http://wmra.org Tribes Bad Baby http://wmra.org/post/bad-baby <p>They're small. And they're cuddly. But sometimes it feels as though our babies were replaced with demon replicas — controlling, demanding, or just downright awful. This week, stories of infants and children who dominate the adults around them with their baditude, or whom adults have painted with the "bad" brush from early on. We also ask the question: at what age does badness begin?</p><p>Listen and learn more <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/521/bad-baby">here</a>.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:29:13 +0000 Matt Bingay 37722 at http://wmra.org Bad Baby Animal Sacrifice http://wmra.org/post/animal-sacrifice <p>What animals sacrifice for us, and what we sacrifice for them. Including a story from Susan Orlean about dogs in World War II, and the <em>This American Life</em> staff confronts Ira about his dog, Piney.</p><p>Listen and learn more <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/480/animal-sacrifice">here.</a></p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 37387 at http://wmra.org Animal Sacrifice Dead Men Tell No Tales http://wmra.org/post/dead-men-tell-no-tales <p>Last May, a weird story made the news: the FBI killed a guy in Florida who was vaguely linked to the Boston Marathon bombings. He was an unarmed man, shot 7 times in his living room by federal agents. What really happened? Why was the FBI even in that room with that guy? A reporter spent 5 months looking into it, and she discovered that the FBI was doing a bunch of things that never made the news.</p><p><a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/519/dead-men-tell-no-tales">Listen and learn more here</a></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 36737 at http://wmra.org Dead Men Tell No Tales Somewhere in the Arabian Sea http://wmra.org/post/somewhere-arabian-sea <p>Life aboard the USS John C. Stennis, an aircraft carrier that was stationed in the Arabian Sea and supported bombing missions over Afghanistan. Only a few dozen people on board actually fly jets. It takes the rest of the crew — over 5,000 people — to keep them in the air. <em>This American Life</em> producers visited the Stennis in 2002, about six weeks into its deployment. The hour is devoted to this one story.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/206/somewhere-in-the-arabian-sea">Listen and learn more here</a></p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 36736 at http://wmra.org Somewhere in the Arabian Sea Surrogates http://wmra.org/post/surrogates <p>This week we look at people who see themselves in others and try to live out their lives through stand-ins — including the story of what one father saw in the convicted murderer he decided to adopt. And the proxy battle over a woman’s honor that became a presidential obsession.</p><p>To listen and learn more click <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/485/surrogates">here</a>.</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Matt Bingay 36144 at http://wmra.org Surrogates Valentine's Day 2013 http://wmra.org/post/valentines-day-2013 <p>Love makes us do crazy things. But usually not this crazy. This week for Valentine's Day we have stories of people going to extremes to find and pursue their one true love.</p><p>Learn more and listen <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/486/valentines-day-2013">here</a></p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 20:00:00 +0000 wmra 35546 at http://wmra.org Valentine's Day 2013