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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This bird-focused week, stories about birds and the hearts they sway, the havoc they wreak, the lives they change.

  • Added: Nov 26, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
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Stories of people who tell a lie and then believe the lie more than anyone else does. In other words: Stories about people pulling hoaxes...on them...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories about getting the point across - or trying to, anyway.

  • Added: Nov 12, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories that take place on the edge of civilization, just out of sight.

  • Added: Nov 05, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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A man who was imprisoned for 14 years in Guantanamo Bay, without charges, gets out and issues an invitation to all the people who kept him there. A...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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At a point in the pandemic when many of us are still not going to movie theaters, we bring the movies to you.

  • Added: Oct 22, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories about getting from Point A to Point B—with expert assistance.

  • Added: Oct 15, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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All the stories in this week's show center on personal recordings that one person made for just one other person.

  • Added: Oct 08, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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An hour devoted to embarrassing stories, and what they reveal about us.

  • Added: Oct 01, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Jan Brady is not the only one who hated being in the middle. This week we have stories about how it sucks to be in limbo or be the mediator, but we...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2021
  • Length: 59:00