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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A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American. Abdi is a Somali refug...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories about people trying to learn something when no one is clear what the lesson is supposed to be.

  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of people starting over, sometimes because they want to, other times because they have to.

  • Added: Jun 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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A security guard at the airport notices something going wrong on the tarmac, and takes it upon herself to fix it. It’s way harder than she expects....

  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Cryptic messages on a cell phone and a teeter totter at a construction site: these are some of the clues people find when they revisit scenes to tr...

  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Writer Starlee Kine on what makes the perfect break-up song and whether really sad music can actually make you feel better. Plus, an eight-year-old...

  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Conservative students don't feel like their ideas are welcome on campus. So they're fighting back. We go to Nebraska, where one skirmish spins out ...

  • Added: May 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories about people who accidentally bump into unsettling facts of history in settings meant to teach them history. Note: this episode was previo...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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The story of Reverend Carlton Pearson, a renowned evangelical pastor in Tulsa, Oklahoma, who cast aside the idea of hell, and with it everything he...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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It’s one thing to weigh pros and cons. But sometimes all you have is con and con. This week, stories of people having to make a choice, when no go...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 59:00