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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Stations airing This American Life can download generic promos and fundraising material for air. This is specials and generic content only - not the weekly episodes. Download help prxhelp@prx.org


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Getting from Point A to Point B—with expert assistance.

  • Added: Sep 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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An exploration of the very upper limits of what you do for someone you love.

  • Added: Sep 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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There’s a program that brings together kids from two schools. One school is public and in the country’s poorest congressional district. The other i...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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A new pledge show for Fall 2022. The three segments total 39:25.

Bought by KUOW, WMFE, KRCB 104.9, WHYY, WYPR and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2022
  • Length: 39:25
  • Purchases: 92
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Our most ambitious live show ever! We pulled together a massive team of theater pros at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House—nearly 50 singe...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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How much of a person has to change before they're no longer who they thought they were?

  • Added: Aug 26, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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With so many songs, movies, and books about the joy of the open road, it's hard to take just a normal road trip without huge expectations.

  • Added: Aug 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Five new This American Life generic promos. You asked and we (finally) answered. Air these any time on your schedule, including local tags.

Bought by KRCB 104.9, WEMU, Vermont Public, Maine Public Radio, KRPS and more


  • Added: Aug 19, 2022
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 40

  • Added: Aug 13, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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In 1967, the first two Black students were enrolled at an all-white private boarding school in Virginia. The main reason they were there? To benefi...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2022
  • Length: 59:00