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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In 1980's New York City, rent is rising: it seems out of control, and residents struggle to keep up. So Jack Hitt helps organize tenants, and threa...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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No Christmas can ever be as good as the ones you had as a kid. But this week we go all in and bring the joy, the spontaneity, the sense that anythi...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
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There's a lot that can be gained from unearthing the past - learning about oneself, learning about others. But, it doesn't always go how you'd expect.

  • Added: Dec 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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During the period of the year with the highest turkey consumption, we bring you an annual This American Life tradition: Stories of turkeys, chicken...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories about getting back together with your spouse, your country, your...Brahman bull. And how it never goes the way you think it's going to.

  • Added: Nov 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Reports from the frontlines of the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy. We hear from asylum-seekers waiting on the other side o...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories about being little. Secret writings in tiny letters. The power of a very small number. And one story from a not-so-tall writer.

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of people who are lost, histories that are lost, and things that are lost. This show was recorded onstage in front of audiences on a five-c...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2019
  • 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 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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For over 100 days now, protestors in Hong Kong have come out every weekend in huge numbers. What it’s like to live through that.

  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00