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Stories

Our vast - and ever growing - collection contains thousands of carefully curated audio stories of all stripes.


Sugartime (INC)

In the beginning of January 2008, the Belgian-Ghanaian Sugar Jackson defended his European welterweight world title.

The Flickerman (INC)

Cornelius Zane-Gray is being stalked. His girlfriend left him, a good friend was murdered, and he's recently been assaulted, chased, and nearly blown up. Cornelius's life is falling apart, and what's more, it's all being documented through photos posted on the Internet for everyone to see.

Breaking Away

Luzer Twersky was raised as a Hasidic Jew. At the age of 23 he decided to leave his family and everything he'd ever known to move into secular society. His upbringing had been strict -- no school, no movies, no dates, no jobs. Otrasized from his community, he entered a world he knew very little about.

Chance

Turn right and you'll meet the man or woman of your dreams. Turn left and you'll get hit by a car.

Senza Parole

Rustle of cardboard and tin foil. Polka dots. A curious island in the middle of the Seine.

Ripped Stockings

Growing up in Miami, Harvey Katz - then Elizabeth - was expected to have a bat mitzvah (the Jewish coming of age ceremony for girls), followed by a big, blow-out party.

Easy Love

Twenty-six years ago, Warren Kirk was at home in his suburban Melbourne rental flat. Freshly showered and dressed, he consulted the yellow pages before making a call.

1984 (the year not the book)

In the book 1984, George Orwell predicted that in the future "Big Brother" would watch and dictate our every move. In the year 1984, producer Benjamen Walker was in middle school.

The Most of It

We interrupt our regular library spotlight for a quick pas de deux: a minute (and two seconds) that gives voice to movement and movement to voice.

The Texas State Pen Show

This hour: we present two very different stories about the Texas State Penitentiary. Both are about soul - the kind you dance to, and the kind you pray for.

The Kid's Secret Places Show

This hour: where kids go to get away; from themselves, their troubles, the rules they're supposed to follow, and of course, their parents.

The Failure of Flight Show

This hour: failure of flight. In one story a man mysteriously falls from the sky onto a sunny London street, and in another, a plane crashes into a mountain side, and an 11 year old walks away.

Four Failing Lungs

For Beth and Brian, a lung transplant could extend their lives for years. Or, it could lead to rejection and continued suffering.

The Ghosts of Fire Island

Fire Island, only sixty miles from New York City, has long served as a safe and vibrant mecca for gay men and women. But in the early 1980's, the haven faced a new and lethal threat.