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 fellas, lots of you think of yourselves as good guys. But what does it really take to be a good guy? We have stories of valiant men attempting ...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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New This American Life pledge show for Spring 2015. No premium. Short modules will be uploaded next week.

Bought by KERA, KJZZ, KUSU, KCUR, West Virginia Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Mar 13, 2015
  • Length: 40:19
  • Purchases: 145
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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 ...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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There are lots of ways we define where we're from. And whether we're proud of it, or ashamed of it, love it, hate it, miss it or are trying despera...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, stories of people who are in put into positions they’re completely unqualified to handle … but who try to make it work anyway. Including...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Mike Anderson was 36 years old, married, a suburban father of four. He owned a contracting business and built his family’s modest, three-bedroom h...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Our second hour of stories about cops and race. We hear the story of Earl Sampson, who was harassed by police to the point of absurdity, and the co...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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There are so many cops who look at the killing of Eric Garner or Mike Brown and say race didn't play a factor. And there are tons of black people w...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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This American Life host Ira Glass was never into William Burroughs. Didn't get why people love his writing so much. Then he heard this radio story...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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The one place where it is totally safe to express any crazy opinion you can think of is, of course, the Internet. Go ahead—trash talk your boss. C...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2015
  • Length: 59:00