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A live Christmas performance from some of the best improvisors in the country.
Our collaboration with The New Yorker. This was the cover of their Dec 7, 2015, issue. Everyone who got the digital version of that issue on this iPad or phone could push “play” and the cover would come to life as an animated short.
Three teenage girls explain why they are constantly telling their friends they are beautiful on Instagram. Plus more stories about status updates that interrupt our daily life.
How to help the teenager who told her story of surviving abuse.
A prisoner who hasn't talked to anyone in years comes up with a bold plan to re-introduce himself to the world.
Emily Dickinson said “The heart wants what it wants.” This week, stories from people who take that notion to extremes and are unapologetic about it.
Guys around the country signed up for a pen pal service. Here are some of those letters.
Conspiracy theories about the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin continue to shape Israel's politics and future.
Meet the people who pitch ideas for new foods and then decide which ones they're actually going to make.
A Japanese reality show contestant has to enter sweepstakes from magazines to win enough sustenance to survive.
Episode 2 in our Videos 4 U series: We helped Maggie tell her parents that she had lots of tattoos, a fact she’d hidden for years.
A teenage girl records a remarkable story about the boyfriend who abuses her, and why it’s so hard to break up with him.
A father constructs an elaborate fantasy to occupy his 12 children.
See the kids at work on the ship.
Stories about a fallen man trying to kickstart his career with a reality show, and an awkward moment between a mom and a daughter.
A city goes all out to integrate its schools.
There’s one thing that has been proven to cut the achievement gap between black and white students by half: integration.
A car plant in Fremont California that might have saved the U.S. car industry.
Abdi has set up a Paypal account, if you would like to donate.
The centers may be selling the identities of drug users who wind up there.
A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American.
The story of a concentration camp in China that housed groups of Girl Scouts.
Stories of people facing very difficult situations who put their game face on and muscle through.
Dave Fleischer believes data was being fabricated from the beginning.
Some of the data gathered by his co-author seems to have been faked.
Stories about the vague and not-so-vague ways to teach children about race, death, and sex.
A movie star and her ex-husband plot against Kim Jong-Il, plus more stories of people who are tied together but imagine radically different futures.
Stories of those very infrequent instances where people’s opinions flip on fundamental things that they believe.
A mysterious world of heroin addiction treatment centers where no one seems to be taking responsibility for the people they're treating.
How to help the young girl from our Three Miles episode.
Stories about how it sucks to be in limbo, and a man who absolutely loves listening to hold music.
Stories of valiant men attempting to do good: in department stores, public buses, and at the bottom of a cave.
What happens when of a group of public school students in the Bronx goes to visit an elite private school three miles away.
Since we ran our story, there's been several developments.
A tough group of soldiers attempts to save lives through the power of show tunes.
We look at one city where relations between police and black residents are terrible, and another city where they seem to be improving remarkably.
Episode 1 in our Videos 4 U series: we helped Maia say three words to her boyfriend she’d never said before. This video won an Emmy!
Maia surprises Alex with her Videos 4 U short where she finally says, “I love you.”
There's a division between people who distrust the police and people who see cops as a force for good.
Ira Glass was never into William Burroughs. Then he heard this radio story that changed that.
What happens when the internet turns on you?
Can people’s expectations change whether a blind man can see?