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  • Hosted by Glynn Washington

Narrative and revealing non-fiction on a common theme; host Glynn Washington brings you storytelling with a BEAT. From WNYC in New York.

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  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 9:00am

    When Avi Steinberg became a prison librarian, he thought his job would be to keep track of the books.  Then he started reading between the lines.

    To learn more about Avi’s time behind bars -- and between the stacks -- be sure to check out his memoir, Running The Books.  His latest book, The Lost Book of Mormon, which was nominated for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, will be out in paperback in November.

    Producer: Joe Rosenberg

  • Friday, May 11, 2018 9:00am

    Hear how one of Yugoslavia’s top basketball players attempts to escape the Siege of Sarajevo and don't miss The Nocturnists late night meltdown at the morgue.


    "The Choice" from the Lucky Podcast

    Nada Rothbart thought she’d have plenty of time to get her family out of Sarajevo. Suddenly, it was too late.

    This story originally aired on Lucky podcast, listen to part two of Nada’s story "The Choice" here.

    Producer: Briana Breen

    "Live At The Morgue" from The Nocturnists Podcast

    What do you do when the morgue has a total meltdown. Galen Laserson tells her story live at The Nocturnist.  Its host and creator is Emily Silverman, MD, its executive producer is Ali Block, MD, and its podcast producer is Marina Poole.  The Nocturnists has its own podcast, with compelling stories from our live events, followed by an interview with the storyteller. Check it out wherever you get your podcasts.


  • Friday, May 4, 2018 9:00am

    In the desert of northern South Africa you come across a little puddle.  If you dive down into that puddle, at the bottom there is a slot.  This is the entrance to third largest freshwater cave in the world. This is where the adventure begins.  

    Producer: Julia DeWitt

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:00am

    At the height of the Cold War, Ulrike Poppe just might have been the most surveilled woman in the world. But it was only after the wall fell that things got really interesting.

    Be sure to check out Luisa Beck’s reporting on all things Germany at The Washington Post, as well as the work of reporter Andrew Curry, whose article in Wired first got us interested in Ulrike’s story.  And if you’re interested in Stasi Records Agency, can you visit their English-language website to learn more.          

    Producer: Luisa Beck with Production Assistance By Joe Rosenberg
    Original Score: Renzo Gorrio

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:00am

    For two years, Isis fought to take over the city of Mosul, killing 40,000 civilians. This is a story about a group of men and women, from around the world, who packed up their bags flew into Iraq, and made their way to Mosul, to try their hand at fighting Isis, back.

    Check out more from the Free Burma Rangers at

    And check out the book City of Death set to release October 23rd, 2018.

    Producer: Anna Sussman
    Original Score: Renzo Gorrio


    "Witness the Free Burma Rangers Rescue of a Young Iraqi Girl"

    Watch Dave Eubank (Helmet) run into the line of fire to rescue a young girl who barely survived an ISIS massacre in Mosul. Dave and other members of his group, the Free Burma Rangers, spotted the young girl hiding among scores of dead bodies.


    "Ephraim Mattos Rescues an Elderly Iraqi Man"

    Watch as Ephraim Mattos (Backwards Cap), a former Navy Seal turned civilian rescue team member, rescues an elderly man who barely survived an ISIS massacre. Despite his heroic efforts, Ephraim was not able to save the old man, who died moments after this video ends.  And the loss haunts Ephraim over and over again.


    "A Woman Being Dragged to Safety by the Free Burma Rangers and the Iraqi Army"

    Watch the dramatic rescue of a woman left for dead in the courtyard of an abandoned soda factory, surrounded on all sides by ISIS. Unable to carry her from the open air courtyard without being spotted by ISIS fighters, the rescuers managed to throw the injured woman a length of cable, and drag her over rubble and shrapnel, to safety.