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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When everything goes wrong, one of the first things we think is, “Who do I call?" This week, stories of lucky people who have found the exact righ...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of babysitters, and what goes on while mom and dad are away that mom and dad never find out about. Including the story of two teenagers who...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we look at two different towns grappling with a question the country is trying to make sense of – who do we let in? One town has immigran...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Most of the time, we show the world a pretty superficial version of ourselves. "How about that weather?" But this week—people who try to go deeper,...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of summer camp. People who love camp say that non-camp people simply don't understand what's so amazing about camp. In this program, we att...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Just a few years before he got the internship at NPR that started him in radio, our host Ira Glass had another career. He performed magic at childr...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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We take it for granted that the majority calls the shots. But in one NY school district, that idea — majority rules — has led to an all-out war. Sc...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Does talking about it really help? Stories where it does, and stories where it doesn't, including a man who tried to battle his fears by listing th...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories about lying: How to detect a lie, how to get away with one, and what happens when you tell the truth.

  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of very unusual pen pals, including a ten-year-old girl from Michigan who befriends Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega. A show from 2003 th...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2017
  • Length: 59:00