Kids do not like being told it’ll make sense when they’re older. They’re pretty sure the grown-ups are wrong.
Stories where animals drop in and show us who's the boss.
The story of a rape investigation gone undeniably wrong.
The story of a young voter who defies political categorization.
A hospital staffer finds a patient on the floor of his room. He is unarmed, and has been shot by the cops in the hospital.
A conservative radio host is completely baffled by the candidate his audience has decided to get behind this election season.
A woman with muscular dystrophy tries to convince doctors that she has the same gene mutation as an Olympic athlete.
A live Christmas performance from some of the best improvisors in the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
The story of a company—or maybe it's a movement?—that has hundreds of people posting enthusiastic videos about it online.
Two brothers take a doomed road trip through Mexico. Plus other stories of feeling lost and trying to figure out how to move ahead.
If a Border Patrol agent is not actually at the border, do you have to obey him?
When routines get too mundane, sometimes you just have to hold your breath and jump.
There's no agreement about how teachers should discipline students. And there's evidence that some of the most popular punishments may harm kids.
The pilot episode of Serial, hosted by Sarah Koenig.
An unprecedented look inside one of the most powerful, secretive institutions in the country.