Alan Smith spent 14 years teaching philosophy and literature to violent criminals in a prison in England until he realized he was changing, slowly "becoming more of the prison than I wanted to be," and had to walk away.
"White Electric" by Battles; "Four Pieces for Piano, Violin and Cello" by the Catherine Wilson Trio
The actor Daniel Trigg reads from the classic Studs Terkel book, “Working”.
Texas BBQ man Clyde Biggins talks about slow roasting in brisket – even in prison.
Writer Jay Allison shares his thoughts about why he owns a gun, and we hear what his kids have to say to him about it.
Bruce Cochrane sold his family's furniture factorywhen he realized he could not compete with the low-priced furniture coming from Asia.
Bob Erb won $25 million dollars in the lottery and almost immediately set about giving tens of thousands away to neighbors.
Producer Phoebe Judge speaks with the editor of the Amish Cook’s newspaper column.
Dick speaks with a New York City urban miner about digging tunnels for the Second Avenue Subway and his union, the Local 147.
When Juliane Koepcke’s airplane disintegrated in the air, she fell 10,000-feet to the ground - then spent ten days in the rainforest, looking for help.
Jonathan Menjivar shares an audio letter he sent home to his mother after he had moved away.
Guest host Sean Cole talks to an Evangelical whose world was turned upside down when her 37-year-old daughter told her she was gay.
The original Teenage Diary of Frankie Lewchuck, who had to become the man of the house when his dad almost went away for good.
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