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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Lissa Yellow Bird searches for missing people. She's great at it. But then, her niece goes missing.

  • Added: May 22, 2020
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With just about every major sporting event cancelled around the globe, here’s a collection of our favorite sports stories from the archive to fill ...

  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Last week, our episode "The Out Crowd" won the very first Pulitzer Prize ever awarded to a radio show. This is the episode that won, with some upda...

  • Added: May 15, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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During a time when a lot of us feel like we are living in a holding pattern, stories of people feeling stuck.

  • Added: May 08, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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While the seniors danced at Prom Night 2001 in Hoisington, Kansas—a town of about 3,000—a tornado hit the town, destroying about a third of it. Whe...

  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Words can seem so puny and ineffective sometimes. On this show, we have stories in which ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to ...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Desperate to know what happened to his family, a man obsessively decodes the only information about them he can get. That, and other stories of peo...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Sometimes a sketch of a thing needs filling in for its true significance to be known.

  • Added: Apr 10, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of when things go wrong. Really wrong. When you leave the normal realm of human error, fumble, mishap, and mistake and enter the territory ...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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The coronavirus has now fully arrived in the United States. This week, stories of people trying to rise to that challenge, in some pretty extreme s...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00