This American Life

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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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For questions about the show or fees, contact Marge Ostroushko or by phone at 612-418-6255.

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Stories about being little. Secret writings in tiny letters. The power of a very small number. And one story from a not-so-tall writer.

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Reports from the frontlines of the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy. We hear from asylum-seekers waiting on the other side o...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2019
  • Length: :00
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Stories of people who are lost, histories that are lost, and things that are lost. This show was recorded onstage in front of audiences on a five-c...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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For the week leading up to Halloween, scary stories that are all true. Kidnappings, zombie raccoons, haunted houses—real haunted houses!—and things...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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For over 100 days now, protestors in Hong Kong have come out every weekend in huge numbers. What it’s like to live through that.

  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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We go inside one of the biggest parties in New York City. People come from all over the world. There are masks, feathers, rivalries that go back ye...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, a story about doubt: how it germinated, spread, and eventually took hold of an entire community, with terrible consequences. A collabora...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of people who decide the only way forward, for real change, is to burn everything to the ground. We go to Amsterdam where the boss of the c...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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A new This American Life premium pledge show for Fall 2019 composed of five segments from recent months totaling 39:01. Also included are six stan...

Bought by Nevada Public Radio, KALW, KUT, WGCU, WABE and more


  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 39:00
  • Purchases: 60
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Two people, sitting down over a beer, hashing out their differences and understanding where the other guy is coming from. Hard to imagine these day...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00