Uniquely Nasty
USE PLAYER BELOW FOR FULL DOCUMENTARY Investigative journalist Michael Isikoff explores a dark and little-known chapter in America’s recent political history. For decades, the...
Kim Suozzi’s Last Wishes
23-year-old Kim Suozzi of Colorado Springs knew she was dying. She believed though that cryopreservation would give her another shot at life. Video journalists Erik Olsen and Eugene Yi...
This American Life Videos 4 U: Tattoos
This piece comes from filmmaker and radio producer Bianca Giaever – it’s one in a series she’s been making for the radio show This American Life. The idea is simple – she finds...
Notes on Blindness
We’re re-posting this film in honor of Oliver Sacks, the brilliant writer and neurologist who died on Sunday in New York City. Sacks was fascinated by the nature of perception and when...
How to Age Gracefully
Jonathan Goldstein of the CBC is ending his great radio program WireTap, and produced this short as his farewell message. It's people of all ages giving advice on how to age...
Offline Dating
Of course plenty of people met and fell in love before online dating. But things are different these days. Filmmaker Samuel Abrahams followed his friend, Tom, around Hackney, London earlier...
Clint Smith: Beyond This Place
If you don’t know of him yet, you should get to know the poet and activist Clint Smith.  He has created a program at the Massachusetts Department of Corrections where he teaches men...
A Year of Ping-Pong
NPR listeners know Will Shortz as the "puzzle master." He's featured weekly on Weekend Edition Sunday and is the New York Times crossword puzzle editor. But all that puzzling only engages...
Ronald
Here’s the hook line The Guardian used to introduce one of their latest documentary shorts:  More men have walked on the moon than been Ronald McDonald.  It’s a good one.  I often...
Hearing Colors
This short, from New York City filmmaker Greg Brunkalla is going to make you think differently about your perception of reality.  Neil Harbisson is an artist and a cyborg activist who is...
Grandpa and Me and a Helicopter to Heaven
This is one of those pieces you don’t really need to set up much.  It’s about a young boy and his lovely relationship with this Grandpa, who’s dying and has a secret to pass along. ...
Some other Way
We're big fans of Los Angeles based filmmaker Eliot Rausch. "Some other Way" features Mixed Martial Arts fighter Jason Cordero. After a 3 year hiatus, with 5 wins and 5 losses, Cordero...
1st Squad, 3rd Platoon
Memorial Day left us thinking about the soldiers who have died during their service. It seems right to remember them beyond the last Monday in May. This short film comes from StoryCorps....
Moonwalk
Legendary free climber, line walker and “human-body-flyer” Dean Potter died this past weekend while doing a wingsuit base jump at Taft Point in Yosemite National Park. For Potter,...
FIVE/FIVE
The average vertical jump for players in the NBA is 28 inches. Brandon Todd's is 45. It took him years to get there, but he was determined to dunk a basketball. By the way, Brandon is...