Nancy Updike

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Nancy Updike is an American public radio producer and writer. Her work has been featured on radio programs including This American Life and All Things Considered[1] and has been published in The New York Times Magazine, LA Weekly, The Boston Globe, and Salon.com.

This American Life work[edit]

Updike's work has been featured in the following episodes of This American Life:

  • Episode 13 – Love (autobiographical story)
  • Episode 25 – Basketball
  • Episode 46 – Sissies
  • Episode 105 – Take A Negro Home
  • Episode 110 – Mapping
  • Episode 123 – High Cost of Living
  • Episode 141 – Invisible Worlds
  • Episode 143 – Sentencing
  • Episode 149 – Bedside Diplomacy
  • Episode 155 – Hoaxing Yourself
  • Episode 164 – Crime Scene
  • Episode 169 – The Pursuit of Happiness
  • Episode 172 – 24 Hours at the Golden Apple
  • Episode 182 – Cringe
  • Episode 200 – Hearts and Minds
  • Episode 217 – Give It to Them
  • Episode 238 – Lost in Translation
  • Episode 251 – Brother's Keeper
  • Episode 266 – I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help
  • Episode 268 – My Experimental Phase
  • Episode 293 – A Little Bit of Knowledge
  • Episode 324 – My Brilliant Plan
  • Episode 327 – By Proxy
  • Episode 333 – The Center for Lessons Learned
  • Episode 361 – Fear of Sleep
  • Episode 370 – Ruining It For the Rest of Us
  • Episode 372 – The Inauguration Show
  • Episode 386 – Fine Print
  • Episode 388 – Rest Stop
  • Episode 428 – Oh You Shouldn't Have (served as guest host)
  • Episode 429 - Will They Know Me Back Home?[2]
  • Episode 432 - When To Fold 'Em[3]
  • Episode 433 - Fine Print[4]
  • Episode 434 - This Week 05.05.2011[5]
  • Episode 442 - Thugs [6]
  • Episode 475 - Send a Message[7]
  • Episode 480 - Animal Sacrifice[8]
  • Episode 526 – Is That What I Look Like? (served as guest host)


Updike won a Peabody Award in 1996 for her work as a producer on This American Life.[9] She won the Edward R. Murrow Award for news documentary (2005), and the Scripps-Howard National Journalism Award (2004) for her hour-long documentary about private contractors in Iraq: "I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help" (This American Life episode 266).[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NPR.org – Gaza's Dangers Complicate Businessman's Struggle". Gaza's Dangers Complicate Businessman's Struggle. NPR.org. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Will They Know Me Back Home | This American Life". Prologue. WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Know When To Fold 'Em | This American Life". Kings Do Not Fold. WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Fine Print 2011 | This American Life". Side Effects May Include. WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "This Week | This American Life". Monday, Cairo Egypt. WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Thugs | This American Life". Thug Me? No Thug You. WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Send A Message | This American Life". Worst Mixtape Ever. WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Animal Sacrifice | This American Life". Animal Sacrifice. WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "The Peabody Awards | An International Competition for Electronic Media, honoring achievement in Television, Radio, Cable and the Web – Administered by University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication". WINNERS - 1990'S. The Peabody Awards. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "Staff | This American Life". WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 

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