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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Our second hour of stories about cops and race. We hear the story of Earl Sampson, who was harassed by police to the point of absurdity, and the co...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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There are so many cops who look at the killing of Eric Garner or Mike Brown and say race didn't play a factor. And there are tons of black people w...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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This American Life host Ira Glass was never into William Burroughs. Didn't get why people love his writing so much. Then he heard this radio story...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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The one place where it is totally safe to express any crazy opinion you can think of is, of course, the Internet. Go ahead—trash talk your boss. C...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories about getting back together with your spouse, your country, your...Brahman bull. And how it never goes the way you think it's going to.

  • Added: Jan 16, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Can other people's expectations of you alter what you can do physically? Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller of NPR's new podcast Invisibilia investigate ...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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A grown man tries to get to the bottom of why his schoolmates threw him in a lake 20 years earlier. And a woman buys a house on the cheap, with the...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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There's a company, maybe it's a movement, called Wake Up Now. People all across the country are signing up to become a part of this thing that some...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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This holiday season we bring you a show filled with stories of people going to great lengths to throw a special Christmas for their families. Inclu...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories about people feeling lost and trying to figure out how to move ahead: two brothers take a doomed road trip through through Mexico and a cou...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2014
  • Length: 59:00