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606: Just What I Wanted

December 23, 2016

Stories from people who want something desperately—for Christmas or otherwise—and then have their wishes fulfilled. Or do they?

605: Kid Logic 2016

December 16, 2016

Stories of kids using perfectly logical arguments, and arriving at perfectly wrong conclusions. An updated version of an episode from 2001, with one story swapped.

604: 20 Years Later

December 9, 2016

Samantha Broun talks to cops, politicians, inmates, and family closest to the crime that changed policy 20 years ago for inmates serving life sentences in Pennsylvania. It's a crime Samantha knows well, because it happened to her mom.

603: Once More, With Feeling

December 2, 2016

Stories of people who decide to rethink the way they’ve been doing things... or try to get others to do that. Including the story of a veteran who finds a new way to talk about war.

602: The Sun Comes Up

November 11, 2016

People around the country talking about the coming four years. Some of them exultant, some of them, as President Obama said Wednesday, "less so."

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