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When one boy runs away with the carnival, every kid's dream turns into one man’s nightmare.


Producer: Julia DeWitt

When a circus elephant terrifies a small town in Tennessee in 1916, the town wants revenge.


Producer: Glynn Washington and Anna Sussman

The notorious showman Chicken John creates a travelling circus that has only one rule: you can’t have any talent to perform. Designed to fail, instead they face a new foe: success. Hear more of Chicken John’s misadventures including running for Mayor of San Francisco and building boats out of trash at www.chickenjohn.com .


Producer: Jamie DeWolf
Sound Design by Mark Ristich

Scientist Michel Siffre was a spelunker who spent months at a time completely isolated in caves, with no way to measure the passage of time.  His experiments paved the way for our understanding of internal clocks, but his explorations came with a price.

Producer: Stephanie Foo

Chris Hoke works as a chaplain in Washington jails. He loves his job and the men he works with, but a complicated new policy makes it difficult to truly connect with his parishioners.

Producer: Stephanie Foo

There are few places more isolated than the Amazon.  But when award-winning adventurer and writer Scott Wallace travels to the farthest reaches of the jungle, he finds out that he’s not as alone as he thought he was.  

If you like this story, it’s just an excerpt from Scott’s epic The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes.  It just came out in paperback this week.  Check it out!

Producers: Julia DeWitt and Renzo Gorrio

Gypsee Yo puts on her ten gallon hat to reveal the true reason behind the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Producer: Jamie DeWolf and Stephanie Foo

Thyroid cancer sucks.  Joel ben Izzy had his cancerous thyroid gland taken out, lost his voice, and now was left without any thyroid hormone.  And to make matters worse, he started emitting radioactive waves....

Producer: Stephanie Foo

Glynn's new best friend in Malaysia leads a life of leisure as the son of a famous curry chef. Then one day the gravy train screeches to a halt.

Producer: Pat Mesiti-Miller

After 15 years in a noisy prison, Annette Imboden craved a moment of silence. When she finally got it, everything changed.

Producers: Anna Sussman and Pat Mesiti-Miller

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