Roman Mars of 99% Invisible and Nick van der Kolk tell the story of the Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong and how the pieces grew and fit together- in an organic way.
"Hold in the Ocean" by Andrew Bird
As The Story celebrates the work of oral historian and broadcaster Studs Terkel, Dick interviews a woman who was laid off and found herself offered a job as captain of a river ferry.
One NYC subway driver copes with hitting people who jump or fall on to the tracks.
After his job was eliminated, Dominick Brocato spent two years looking for work.
Stories of perfect hills covered in snow and ice and sledding all the way down.
Writer Ann Hood tells Dick about her Italian-American family’s rowdy Thanksgiving dinners.
In high school, Mike Baab worked as an undercover liquor operative for the Washington State Liquor Control Board.
Brad Tobin, a teacher from the closest high school to the shooting in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater last month, talks about helping students cope with trauma.
Kevin Williams tells The Story's Phoebe Judge how he convinced this Amish family to write about themselves, and the trouble of making a newspaper column without electricity.
Phil Connors has been fire spotting on the edge of the Gila National Forest since 2002, he tells us about the summer's mega-fires.
Cathy N. Davidson, of Duke University, on why distraction is a good thing.
Sokeel Park of the U.S.-based NGO Liberty in North Korea talks to host Dick Gordon about how young North Koreans use illegal cell phones to get outside information and how security has been tightened in the country.
The story of two teenagers in a small North Korean town from Barbara Demick’s book Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea.
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