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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For Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday: stories, tributes, and attempts to understand the Chairman of the Board. An updated version of an episode ori...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Home movies are often all the same—kids on the beach, people getting married, birthday parties—so why do we make and watch so many of them? Maybe i...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Most of the time, the updates we share about our lives are small and inconsequential. This week, status updates that interrupt daily life. We hear ...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Every day we make mistakes, and most of the time we just ignore these failings and move forward. But every so often, there is one that makes us pau...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Most of us go from day to day just coasting on the status quo. If it ain’t broke, why fix it, right? But when routines just get too mundane or syst...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we have stories of people deciding to take on some very big fears. A prisoner who hasn't talked to anyone in years comes up with a bold p...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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When Jesse first started getting letters from Pamela, he couldn’t believe his luck. He'd been waiting all his life to fall in love—and then he star...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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For the week leading up to Halloween, scary stories that are all true. Kidnappings, zombie raccoons, haunted houses—real haunted houses!—and things...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Twenty years ago, the prime minister of Israel was assassinated. The killer was a lone gunman, Israeli and Jewish, just like the prime minister. Lo...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we go into the room at the headquarters of fast food chain Hardee's with the people who decided that this burger with beef, hot dogs, and...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00