This American Life

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  • Location: New York, NY

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This American Life
 is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 2.1 million listeners. It is also often the most popular podcast in the country, with around one million people downloading each week. From 2006-2008, we produced a television version of This American Life on the Showtime network, which won three Emmys. We're also the co-producers, with NPR News, of the economics podcast and blog Planet Money. And a half dozen stories from the radio show are being developed into films.

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This American Life is a weekly public radio show produced by Chicago Public Media and broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 2.2 million listeners each week. It is also often the most popular podcast in the country, with around one million people downloading each week. This American Life is distributed independently with WBEZ, and is available to stations weekly via the PRX Exchange broadcast distribution technology

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15 Pieces

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Stories of people who try to revisit their childhoods—what they find and what they do not find.

  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: :00
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Our most ambitious live show ever! We pulled together a massive team of theater pros at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House—nearly 50 singe...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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There’s no rulebook on how to handle a school shooting. And no real way to prepare for one. This week, people take what they’ve learned from these ...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Making big decisions about other people's lives can feel pretty awful. Zoe Chase followed Senator Jeff Flake as he decided to force the Senate to d...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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We asked listeners to send us their best coincidence stories, and we got more than 1,300 submissions! There were so many good ones we decided to ma...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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A bunch of teenagers go missing from a town in Long Island. For months, the police treat them as runaways, ignoring the kids' parents, who keep try...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
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A new fundraising episode of This American Life for Fall 2018. The show includes an Evergreen module "The Lion King" that can be dropped in anywher...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 41:34
  • Purchases: 87
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Yes, you've heard about the family separations, you've heard about the travel ban. But there are dozens of ways the administration is cracking down...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories about one person single-handedly taking charge of a situation gone wrong—including one man's mission to rescue two kids who were kidnapped ...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Students all over are starting college this month, and some of them still have a nagging question: what, exactly, got me in? An admissions officer ...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 59:00