We check in with Javorn Drummond, a veteran of the Iraq War. He was working in a North Carolina pork slaughterhouse when he heard about a job as a contractor in Afghanistan. He now works at Bagram Airfield outside of Kabul.
Ever wonder who writes those moving remembrances in the newspaper obituary section?
Robert MacFarlane talks about walking the world's ancient paths.
Bob Erb won $25 million dollars in the lottery and almost immediately set about giving tens of thousands away to neighbors.
How a North Dakota woman rebuilt her family’s burned house.
Phoebe Judge speaks with author Will Schwalbe about the books he and his mother read and talked about as she was dying of cancer.
Nicholas Feltron tries to graph the impossible - daily life.
Sarah Churman lived all of her life unable to hear anything until she saved enough money for a hearing implant.
Producer Phoebe Judge talks with Gabriel Arana about growing up gay and his parents’ attempts to "cure" him by sending him to therapy.
An in-depth look at the case of Charles Lewis Jr., a 13-year-old who was convicted of felony murder and faced the possibility of life in prison without parole.
Producer Katie Davis tells a short essay about teaching vocabulary to a teenager in her old Washington D.C. neighborhood.
Todd Melby takes us on an audio tour of the boom towns in the oil fields of North Dakota.
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