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Nancy Updike

Producer & Guest on This American Life
Nancy Updike is an American public radio producer and writer. She is one of the founding producers of the long-running radio program This American Life. Her work has been featured on other radio programs including All Things Considered, and has been published in The New York Times Magazine, LA Weekly, The Boston Globe, and


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677: Seeing Yourself In the Wild
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This American Life
Stories of those unexpected moments when we see who we really are.
676: Here’s Looking at You, Kid
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This American Life
Adults telling kids who they are, and kids wondering — are they right?
199: House on Loon Lake
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This American Life
A real-life Hardy Boys mystery. More than most of our shows, this one lends itself to a Hollywood-style tagline. Perhaps: "The House at Loon Lake: You Might Break In ... But You'll Never Forget." Or, "The House at Loon Lake: Dead Letters Tell No Tales." It's the true story of an abandoned house, discovered by a young boy in the 1970s, and the mystery of why it was abandoned.
675: I’m on TV??
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This American Life
What it's like to be momentarily big on the small screen. 
674: Get a Spine!
Episode of
This American Life
Stories of people standing up for themselves, shaking off their fear, bracing themselves, and doing what they’ve been scared to do.
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3 days, 22 hours