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The Fact-checker

There’s an old journalism adage that says “if your mother says she loves you, check it out.” This American Life’s Christopher Swetala is the fact-checker who calls her to ask, and then let’s you know if it’s true… or not.

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Haunted by ISIS

On The New York Times ' podcast The Daily , host Michael Barbaro dives into one critical story of the day with a Times’ reporter who knows it best.

After the Verdict

On June 16, 2017, one headline dominated news across the United States: a Minnesota jury had found officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty in the shooting death of Philando Castile.

The Deacons

Bogalusa, Louisiana is home to a forgotten chapter of civil-rights history that is still very much alive.

Basket of Deportables

On January 27, 2017, Donald Trump's executive order closed U.S. borders to citizens of seven majority-Muslim nations. Some of the people locked out were already on their way... mid-flight.

Where's Richard?

On February 15, 2014 Richard Simmons didn’t show up to teach the exercise class he had led for 40 years - and he hasn't been seen in public since.

Hana's Suitcase

When the Children's Holocaust Education Center in Tokyo acquired Hana Brady's suitcase, all they knew was that Hana was born in Czechoslovakia in 1931 and died at Auschwitz at age 13.

Ghetto Life 101

In 1993, LeAlan Jones (age 13) and Lloyd Newman (age 14) collaborated with public radio producer David Isay to create an audio diary of life on Chicago's South Side.