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 we ask: who thought that would be a good for a kid? Neil Drumming looks back at a toy he loved that, in retrospect, probably wouldn’t lov...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories about mysteries that exist in relationships we thought couldn't possibly surprise us, the strangeness of putting our wants on the line with...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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A black comedian was the spiritual leader of a group of guys he advised on how to get women. At the center of his philosophy: no masturbation. Then...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Words can seem so puny and ineffective sometimes. On this show, we have stories in which ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to ...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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If you’ve applied to college in the US, you might remember an essay question like Essay B. Ten years ago, on Texas college applications, Essay B as...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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A brand new This American Life fundraiser show for Fall 2017 pledge, composed of four segments: three recent favorite stories, plus a new short mod...

Bought by WVPE, WKAR, WHYY, KGLT, Aspen Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 07, 2017
  • Length: 45:34
  • Purchases: 121
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Betsy DeVos's ideas for education are so divisive that Vice President Mike Pence had to cast a historic tie-breaker vote to secure her confirmation...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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After four lawyers fail to get an innocent man out of prison, his friend takes on the case himself. He becomes a do-it-yourself investigator. He le...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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One of our producers, Neil Drumming, has recently become fascinated with Afrofuturism. It's more than sci-fi. It’s a way of looking at black cultur...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Favorite stories by our longtime contributor and friend David Rakoff, who died five years ago this week.

  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 59:00