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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Yes yes yes you've heard it all before, when it comes to stories of fathers and their children. There's the story of the kid who idolizes his dad, ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Our most ambitious live show ever! (get the video!) We pulled together a massive team of theater pros at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera Hous...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Blair Braverman was a dog musher on an Alaskan glacier. One day the weather turned rough, and she and a pack of tourists were stuck. The worst part...

  • Added: May 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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It used to be that the American expats in China were the big shots. They had the money, the status, the know-how. But that's changed. What's it lik...

  • Added: May 22, 2015
  • 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 08, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of people who are tied together, but imagine radically different futures. In one case, a movie star and her ex-husband plot against Kim Jo...

  • Added: May 01, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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We tend to give credit to those who stand by their beliefs. But sometimes it requires even more courage to change them. This week, stories of peopl...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of people coming to terms with being in serious trouble. They need help. Figuring out how to get it, that's another problem.

  • Added: Apr 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of people, cities, and commonwealths touching their noses and proclaiming "not it!" Including the story of how one city used a rocking chai...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Jan Brady is not the only one who hated being in the middle. This week we have stories about how it sucks to be in limbo or be the mediator, but we...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2015
  • Length: 59:00