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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Stories of very unusual pen pals, people whose relationship could not exist without the help of the postal service.

  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Everyone knows you can't always believe what you read, but sometimes even official documents aren't a path to the truth. This week we have stories ...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Suspension is weird, right? To punish kids who hate school, they send them home from the thing they hate. Stories of schools struggling with what t...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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A bank robber on an undercover mission. A teenage girl with the powers of a tiger. A vigilante seeking vengeance in Ciudad Juarez. All have secret ...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Baltimore, 1999. Hae Min Lee, a bright teenager disappears after school one day. Six weeks later her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed is arrested for her mu...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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New pledge show and modules for Fall 2014. Two show segments in this version pitch our new video premium - DVD or digital download of video of our ...

Bought by KCUR, KVCR, WAMU, MPR News Stations, WRKF and more


  • Added: Oct 03, 2014
  • Length: 38:44
  • Purchases: 37
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New pledge show for Fall 2014. The four Non-Premium segments total 38:04 Cut 1 21 Chump Street the Musical 07:18 Cut 2 New York Fed ...

Bought by KALW, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, KENW, KUSU, WFAE and more


  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 37:52
  • Purchases: 119
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A truly unprecedented look inside one of the most powerful, secretive institutions in the country. The New York Federal Reserve is supposed to mon...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we bring you little-known and surprising stories of how all sorts of institutions began.

  • Added: Sep 19, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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We take it for granted that the majority calls the shots. But in one New York school district, that idea — majority rules — has led to an all-out w...

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