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Reality Check

Original Air Date: Mar 22, 2007

In episode 101, the first season premiere, host Ira Glass tells stories of those who set out to make dreams come true, but were snapped back to reality by unpleasant outcomes: an elementary school student tries to solve a common childhood problem; a rancher resuscitates a beloved pet that later turns on him; an unknown rock band gets the greatest night of its life.

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