Producer Picks

In this episode, the Sugars explore the two stories we tell — the story of how we want to be seen, and the story of who we really are inside. They field questions from a feminist struggling to reconcile her stories after an emotionally abusive relationship, and from a twenty-something virgin who has spent her life letting her family write her story.

Cheryl Strayed
Steve Almond
Dear Sugar
55 min 22 sec
Air Date: 01/23/2015

The question: “Are my thoughts related to my inner wishes? Do they reveal who I really am?” The answer can have profound consequences – as in these two stories, of one man gripped by violent thoughts and another trapped inside his head for 13 years.

Alix Spiegel
Lulu Miller
Invisibilia
59 min 21 sec
Air Date: 01/09/2015

A woman wakes up after a drunken night with no idea where she is – and must piece together how she came to be reunited with a high-school crush.

Tara Clancy
The Moth
6 min 00 sec
Air Date: 01/09/2013

Music is Daryl Davis’ profession, but extreme racism is his obsession.

Brendan Baker
Nick van der Kolk
Love + Radio
39 min 59 sec
Air Date: 02/27/2014

When Ellen Burstyn was 18, she got on a Greyhound bus going from Detroit to Dallas. She had 50 cents in her pocket and a hunch that she could find work as a model.

Anna Sale
Death Sex & Money
53 min 53 sec
Air Date: 10/22/2014

After months of false starts, Marc finally tracks down his old friend Louis CK. They have a lot to sort through together, and they do, over the course of a couple hours. Originally published as a two-part episode in October 2010, this conversation was chosen by Slate as the #1 podcast episode of all time.

Marc Maron
WTF
120 min 00 sec
Air Date: 10/04/2010

It’s Baltimore, 1999. Hae Min Lee, a popular high-school senior, disappears after school. Six weeks later, detectives arrest her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for her murder. He says he’s innocent, though he can’t exactly remember what he was doing that afternoon. Episode 1 of a season-long investigation into the murder.

Sarah Koenig
Serial
53 min 49 sec
Air Date: 10/03/2014

The Suskind family found an unlikely way to access their silent son’s world — through Disney movies. Radiolab sets off to figure out what their story can tell us about autism, a disorder with a wide spectrum of symptoms and severity.

Jad Abumrad
Radiolab
44 min 39 sec
Air Date: 09/18/2014

For a decade, the California Department of Corrections had denied press access to all death rows in the state. But for one day in 2012, the reporter was given exclusive press access to those cell blocks and the prisoners inside, serving death sentences.

Nancy Mullane
Life Of The Law
27 min 28 sec
Air Date: 07/17/2014

Occasional infidelity adds excitement to Dan Savage’s marriage. He’s not afraid of talking about that. What he doesn’t like discussing is money.

Anna Sale
Death Sex & Money
27 min 53 sec
Air Date: 07/16/2014