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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NOTE: This episode was previously titled "I Don't Make the Rules." This week, stories of people who didn't make the rules, but must apply them. Th...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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On a summer day in 1951, two baby girls were born in a hospital in small-town Wisconsin. The infants were accidentally switched, and went home with...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we have stories of people going to very extreme measures to demonstrate their feelings. Elna Baker makes a questionable trip to Africa, w...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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We human beings think we run the world, that we’ve got things under control. And then an animal shows up, and things don’t go as planned. We have s...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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NOTE: Audio promos are generic. We do not have episode-specific promos. DESCRIPTION: This week we document what happened when the President’s exec...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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We asked listeners to send us their best coincidence stories, and we got more than 1,300 submissions! There were so many good ones we decided to ma...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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A 22-year-old republican drives to Washington for his first job on capitol hill, with over 30 ties. Border patrol agents dream of catching and not ...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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When you’re the only one who can see something, sometimes it feels like you’re in on a special secret. The hard part is getting anyone to believe y...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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We’ve fought two wars since 9/11. We got help from tens of thousands of Iraqis and Afghans—some were targeted or killed, because they helped us. We...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we have stories of people deciding to take on some very big fears. A prisoner who hasn't talked to anyone in years comes up with a bold p...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2016
  • Length: 59:00