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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Fundraiser for Public Radio stations that air This American Life

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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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For questions about the show or fees, contact Marge Ostroushko or by phone at 612-418-6255.

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24 Pieces

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Stories of people who unexpectedly find themselves stuck in small spaces—an elevator, an attic, an orchestra pit—and try to make sense of their new...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories about people who are worried (or not worried enough!) about what's hurtling unstoppably towards them.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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People tossing words out into the world impulsively. And how they ignite and burn. Over decades.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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When a doctor breaks the law, he might go to jail like anybody else. But who decides whether he can keep his medical license? On today’s show, the ...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of people who are tied together but imagine radically different futures. In one case, a movie star and her ex-husband plot against Kim Jong...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories about mysteries that exist in relationships we thought couldn't possibly surprise us, the strangeness of putting our wants on the line with...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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A new This American Life pledge show promoting membership at $5 per month, with a thank you gift of 50 episodes of This American Life hand picked b...

Bought by WGVU, KFCF FM, Interlochen Public Radio, WRKF, KUT and more


  • Added: Sep 11, 2020
  • Length: 38:15
  • Purchases: 38
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A new This American Life pledge show promoting membership at $1 per month, with a thank you gift of 50 episodes of This American Life hand picked b...

Bought by WMFE, Capital Public Radio, KWMU St. Louis, KPRG, Interlochen Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 11, 2020
  • Length: 38:43
  • Purchases: 8
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A new non-premium This American Life pledge episode for Fall 2020. The 4 segments total 40:48. Plus a short module you can air any time.

Bought by WJCT, KENW, KUNM, KMUW, KCUR and more


  • Added: Sep 11, 2020
  • Length: 40:45
  • Purchases: 58
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At a time when going to the movies is mostly out of the question, we bring the movies to you.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2020
  • Length: 59:00