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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People who have a good, long time to think about what they’re doing, to look hard at what’s ahead of them, and decide to keep moving forward anyway.

  • Added: Oct 20, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of people breaking the rules fully, completely and with no bad consequences. Some justify this by saying they’re doing it for others, or fo...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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We bring the movies to you.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories about the various regions we're skirting in our private maps of the world.

  • Added: Sep 29, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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An exploration of the very upper limits of what you do for someone you love.

  • Added: Sep 22, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Friends and ex-friends finally talk about the one thing between them they've been avoiding.

  • Added: Sep 15, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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The story of a phone call to a very unusual hotline... and everything that followed.

  • Added: Sep 08, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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  • Added: Sep 07, 2023
  • Length: 41:49
  • Purchases: 56
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  • Added: Sep 07, 2023
  • Length: 40:00
  • Purchases: 31
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  • Added: Sep 07, 2023
  • Length: 40:34
  • Purchases: 31