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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We tend to give credit to those who stand by their beliefs. But sometimes it requires even more courage to change them. This week, stories of peopl...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of people coming to terms with being in serious trouble. They need help. Figuring out how to get it, that's another problem.

  • Added: Apr 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of people, cities, and commonwealths touching their noses and proclaiming "not it!" Including the story of how one city used a rocking chai...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Jan Brady is not the only one who hated being in the middle. This week we have stories about how it sucks to be in limbo or be the mediator, but we...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Even when you're not trying to get one over on someone, it can be useful to keep the truth to yourself. Or conversely, to not know why people are l...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Yes fellas, lots of you think of yourselves as good guys. But what does it really take to be a good guy? We have stories of valiant men attempting ...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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New This American Life pledge show for Spring 2015. No premium. Short modules will be uploaded next week.

Bought by KUSU, KCUR, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, WRVO Public Media, WFDD and more


  • Added: Mar 13, 2015
  • Length: 40:19
  • Purchases: 143
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There’s a program that brings together kids from two schools. One school is public and in the country’s poorest congressional district. The other ...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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There are lots of ways we define where we're from. And whether we're proud of it, or ashamed of it, love it, hate it, miss it or are trying despera...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, stories of people who are in put into positions they’re completely unqualified to handle … but who try to make it work anyway. Including...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 59:00