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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Things do not seem fine at all, but it’s hard to say why.

  • Added: Mar 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Some information is so big and so complicated that it seems impossible to talk to kids about. This week, stories about the vague and not-so-vague w...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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People squirming in a world where everything is rated and reviewed. Note: previously titled "Ratings and Reviews"

  • Added: Feb 28, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Cryptic messages on a cell phone and a teeter totter at a construction site: these are clues people found, trying to make sense of a death.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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People looking everywhere to find a place - any place - where, for once, they don't have to be the odd man out.

  • Added: Feb 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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We return to our story about Abdi Nor from 2015, with some big news about his life today. When we first broadcast the story, Abdi was a Somali refu...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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In these dark, combative times, we attempt the most radical counter-programming we could imagine: a show made up entirely of stories about delight.

  • Added: Jan 31, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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As Harvey Weinstein goes to trial, we have a different kind of #MeToo story, about several women who worked for the same man. They tell us not only...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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A flute player breaks into a British museum and makes off with a million dollars worth of dead birds.

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of other universes that are just like our own, but with one small difference.

  • Added: Jan 10, 2020
  • Length: 59:00