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 a mysterious letter claiming there was a plot to infiltrate and 'Islamize' schools in Birmingham, England surfaced in 2014, doctor-turned-jour...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Last week's story continues, about a Michigan couple who walked into a police officer's house and made a disturbing discovery. This week: the polic...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Rob and Reyna Mathis make an unsettling discovery in the home of a local police officer. Soon, their whole city is asking questions about who the o...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dr. Benjamin Gilmer gets a job at a rural clinic. He finds out he’s replaced someone — also named Dr. Gilmer — who went to prison after killing his...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Think back to the summer of 2020, when a series of violent, highly publicized killings of Black Americans sparked outrage, and a national movement ...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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People go looking for the ghost in the machine. They turn to mechanical apparatuses of all sorts to find people they lost–people they can’t find an...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories about the intersection of Christmas and retail, originally broadcast in 1996 when our show was only a year old. Including David Sedaris's s...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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We take the stately laws of physics—laws which mathematicians and scientists have spent centuries discovering and verifying—and apply them to the r...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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People earnestly doing what they're told, and absolutely not getting what they were promised.

  • Added: Dec 10, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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In 2006, a new convert showed up at a mosque in Orange County, California. Known as Farouk al-Aziz, the convert was actually an FBI informant named...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2021
  • Length: 59:00