Monday, March 19

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Xanax: A Love Story

The rise of anti-anxiety medication.

Sunday, March 18

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This American Lie

Fact-checking David Sedaris.

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Desperately Seeking Kraftwerk

Searching for the reclusive band’s studio in Düsseldorf.

Saturday, March 17

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Red Bull's Billionaire Maniac

A profile of Red Bull’s Dietrich Mateschitz, who wants to make his drink a lifestyle. Mateschitz’s co-founder, Chaleo Yoovidhya, died March 17.

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H.P. Lovecraft, Author, Is Dead

A survey of the 20th century’s greatest horror writer’s afterlife of influence.

Friday, March 16

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Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory

After years of avoiding the uncomfortable truths about how his gadgets are made, a Mac fanboy travels to Foxconn to see for himself.

Update 3/16/12: This American Life retracted this story today after it was revealed to have "contained significant fabrications."
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The Story of a Suicide

A gay freshman at Rutgers, a spying roommate, and the trial that followed.

Update 3/16/12: The roommate, Dharun Ravi, has been found guilty of hate crimes.
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The Man Who Broke Atlantic City

How Don Johnson won $15 million playing blackjack over a four-month period.

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Work

The stories of four men who’ve lost their jobs and desperately want new ones.

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Where's _why? : The Disappearance of One of the World’s Most Beloved Computer Programmers

On the mysterious disappearance of a beloved coding legend (and his code) with stops along the way for a short history of programming languages, an ethnography of code-based communities, and an inquiry into what it means to “die young without artifact.”