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Getting Sleepy

Those "How To Hypnotize" books? Some of them actually work. But be careful how (and who) you place under a trance. Host Glynn Washington tells the story.

Olly Neal Gets His Read On

In the 1950s, it was hard enough to come by a book by a black author, let alone a titillating book by a black author. In this amazing StoryCorps tale, Judge Olly Neal reflects on the first books he ever read - pilfered from the library with the help of a few observant librarians. Produced by Vanara Taing and Michael Garofalo of StoryCorps.

No Judgment

Whether you want to learn about Alexander the Great or get the government to stop stealing your thoughts, a librarian is always there to help.

The Library Ghost

Who you gonna call? Snap Judgment! Shawnette rings the Snap Judgment Storyline with a tale of horror and suspense. . .

The Evil Librarian

Now that we've prayed at the altar of the non-judgmental, first amendment-defending, beacon of democracy librarian, we bring you this counterpoint-- The Evil Librarian. Produced by Roman Mars.

Burning Books

How to cope when the person you're supposed to trust the most destroys your lifelong dream. Host Glynn Washington tells his story.

Tales from the Library

Listen here to the full hour as heard on NPR.

Drop Everything

Listen here to the full hour, or pick from the stories below.

The Gold Ring

What would you do if your best friend called to say she found the Buddha? Jeff Greenwald didn’t have to be told twice - he hopped on the next flight to meet the guy for himself.


Story by Jeff Greenwald.


Produced by Roman Mars.

A Lebanese Fairy Tale Wedding

Simone had never been to the middle east.  So when she landed in Beirut and found herself stranded, she told herself it would be alright to accept a ride from that handsome stranger she met on the plane . . .


Produced by Rebecca Hertz and Rita Daniels.

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