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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In these dark, combative times, we attempt the most radical counterprogramming we could imagine: a show made up entirely of stories about delight.

  • Added: Dec 30, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This holiday season we bring you a show filled with stories of people going to great lengths to throw a special Christmas for their families.

  • Added: Dec 23, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of people trying to save the world by chipping away at huge problems — a massive wildfire, a raging pandemic — where no matter how hard the...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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To celebrate our 25th year on the air, we spend an hour with people who also turned 25 this year. Talking with them about their dreams, fears, and ...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Just a few years before he got the internship at NPR that started him in radio, our host Ira Glass had another career. He performed magic at childr...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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The way we eat has been changing— we go out less, we order in more, we cook more. So for this week, right after Thanksgiving, we bring you stories ...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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What if someone told you about a type of therapy that could help you work through unhealed trauma in just ten sessions? Some people knock through i...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of people who think they've made up their minds. But - for one reason or another - are forced to reconsider.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of people grappling with this endless Presidential election.

  • Added: Nov 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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One week before the election, we have stories about people trying to live in the unreality that defines this moment. Election officials combat a co...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2020
  • Length: 59:00