Okay.  It’s hundreds of episodes. Thousands of stories. Here are lists with some favorites.

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“When I’m trying to explain our program  to someone who doesn’t know it, I stammer a bunch of words like ‘entertaining,’ ‘funny,’ ‘surprising plot twists,’ ‘true stories but not boring I swear’ … and then I just give them this list.” — Ira Glass

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Funny Stories

Two cops try to catch a squirrel, Tig Notaro runs into an 80s music star surprisingly often, and a phone message that’s been called the greatest phone message in the world.

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Yes we have videos!  Animations, music videos, speeches, our live stage shows, and more. 

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