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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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
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On the 30th anniversary of his death, the story of Harold Washington, the greatest politician you've probably never heard of, and the story of the...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of people who decide to rethink the way they’ve been doing things... or try to get others to do that. Including the story of a veteran who ...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Can a monkey have constitutional rights? Can a person be a horse? This week, stories about a very real human urge to permanently blur the human/ani...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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We spend a month at a Jeep dealership on Long Island as they try to make their monthly sales goal: 129 cars. If they make it, they'll get a huge bo...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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There are so many facts about the world that we take for granted, without ever questioning how we know them. Of course the Earth revolves around th...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00