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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18 Pieces

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This American Life pledge show released in February 2014 for fundraising.

Bought by KCLU, WVTF, KCUR, KENW, KCLU and more


  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 40:02
  • Purchases: 49
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Students all over are starting college this month, and some of them still have a nagging question: what, exactly, got me in? An admissions officer ...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Dr. Benjamin Gilmer gets a job at a rural clinic. He finds out he’s replaced someone — also named Dr. Gilmer — who went to prison after killing his...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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When Jonathan Goldstein was a kid, his father gave him a book that promised to teach you how to shoot mental laser beams, win the lottery, move sol...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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What is it about them, our mean friends? They treat us badly, they don't call us back, they cancel plans at the last minute, and yet we come back f...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Writer Starlee Kine on what makes the perfect break-up song and whether really sad music can actually make you feel better. Plus, an eight-year-old...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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There is a special comfort that comes from knowing someone's got your back. You can do things that just weren't possible before. You take huge risk...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode contains two generic This American Life promos (only promos, no episode segments).

Bought by WOUB, KRWG, Public Radio East, WMFE, KRCU and more


  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 108
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Stories of meddling, snooping, and just getting way, way up in other people's business. A cellphone hidden in a bag of chips starts a messy turf wa...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories about the pitfalls of knowing just a little bit too little.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 59:00