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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Producer Zoe Chace spent four months embedded with Republican Senator Jeff Flake as he tried to navigate a president who dislikes him and Republica...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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In this show, sons and daughters get to find out the one thing they've always wanted to know about their father. The answers aren't always what the...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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A girl signs up for a class. A couple hires an accountant. A group of co-workers decides to pool their money and buy a couple of lottery tickets. I...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories from border walls around the world, where one place ends and another begins. And the strange ecosystems that arise.

  • Added: Mar 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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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 and bring you 20 st...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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A brand new This American Life fundraiser for Spring 2018, composed of four segments: three recent favorite stories, plus a re-release of Ira’s cla...

Bought by WVPE, WILL, Wisconsin Public Radio, Iowa Public Radio, KUAT and more


  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 37:30
  • Purchases: 123
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A different kind of #MeToo story, about several women who worked for the same man. They tell us not only about their troubling encounters with him,...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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EVERGREEN EPISODE version of This American Life #339 "Break Up." Writer Starlee Kine on what makes the perfect break-up song and whether really sad...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of dogs and cats and other animals that live in our homes. Exactly how much are they caught up in everyday family dynamics? We answer this ...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
  • 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 Mexico and a couple from...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00