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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Intelligent beings, human or otherwise, making first contact.

  • Added: Jun 23, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Ira's own father, Barry Glass, co-hosts this special Father's Day show.

  • Added: Jun 16, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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The one animal we can’t seem to live without - even when we really really want to.

  • Added: Jun 12, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
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In these confusing, combative times, we attempt the most radical counter-programming we could imagine: a show made up entirely of stories about del...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Five years after the #MeToo explosion, what’s happened in the lives of the women who stepped forward and went public with their stories? We tell th...

  • Added: May 26, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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We answer the following questions about superpowers: Can superheroes be real people? (No.) Can real people become superheroes? (Maybe.) And which i...

  • Added: May 19, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Looping thoughts about random strangers -- we lean into this thing that is so awkward that we usually turn away from it.

  • Added: May 12, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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A popular, progressive politician becomes...a talk show host. One you've probably heard of. A group of nuns leave the Catholic Church...only to fin...

  • Added: May 05, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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In 1912 a four-year-old boy named Bobby Dunbar went missing in a swamp in Louisiana. Eight months later, he was found in the hands of a wandering h...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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It's funny the things that go through your head during a disaster. And it's only later, when you have a little distance, that you can maybe learn s...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2023
  • Length: 59:00