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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EVERGREEN EPISODE: Instead of the usual "each week we choose a theme, and bring you 3 or 4 stories on that theme" business, we throw all that away ...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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In 1912 a four-year-old boy named Bobby Dunbar went missing in a swamp in Louisiana. Eight months later, he was found in the hands of a wandering h...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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A year into Trump’s presidency, stories chronicling the sometimes hard, often bad decisions politicians from both parties are making.

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, a boy who can’t dribble gets a coach, a new best friend, and something to believe in. Note: This episode was previously called "Chip In...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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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 i...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, stories about people trying their best to turn themselves into something else—like a badger. Or a professional comedian, in a language t...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Even the best laid plans can go catastrophically wrong when humans get involved. This week, people bungle simple operations on some of the most dan...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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​In our second hour from ​Albertville, Ala., we head into town. A wave of immigrants, both documented and undocumented, transformed the town. After...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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The man whose views on immigration are a cornerstone of Trump administration policy—Attorney General Jeff Sessions—apparently came to his opinions ...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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San Francisco’s Spider-Man burglar was remarkable. He dropped into buildings from skylights, leapt 10 feet from one roof to another. But mostly, hi...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00