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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The way people talk about being fat is shifting. With one-third of Americans classified as overweight, and another third as obese, and almost none ...

  • Added: May 26, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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If there is life elsewhere in the universe, why haven't we heard from the extraterrestrials yet? And given that there is no sign of them, does that...

  • Added: May 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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We devote this entire episode to one story: Over the course of six months, reporter and This American Life contributor Jack Hitt followed a group o...

  • Added: May 12, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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To be, or not to be a pirate? This week, that is the question. Hold fast, mateys! We have stories about both historical and modern-day swashbuckler...

  • Added: May 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Before Donald Trump started his presidential campaign in 2015, there was a congressional race that redefined what was possible in American politics...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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At first, it’s super annoying, getting told it’ll make sense when you’re older. Then, when you’re a teenager, hard lessons are learned, despite you...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Since Russia meddled in our election, we've been talking about them a lot. And there's concern that the fake news and disinformation that's so prev...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Exactly how incompetent you are. What your ex’s best friend really thinks of you. The approximate time that you will die. Some things in life are b...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of people who decide that they are the best person for the job, no matter how dangerous. Including a story about a stay at home mom with a ...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of people getting more testosterone and coming to regret it. And of people losing it and coming to appreciate life without it. The pros and...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2017
  • Length: 59:00