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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Two people, sitting down over a beer, hashing out their differences and understanding where the other guy is coming from. Hard to imagine these day...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of people breaking the rules fully, completely and with no bad consequences. Some justify this by saying they’re doing it for others, or fo...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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There's the thing you plan to do, and then there's the thing you end up doing. Most of us start off our lives with some Plan A which we abandon...s...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Nine radio producers. Two days. One rest stop on the New York State Thruway. In this show, we'll bring you stories of people who are just passing t...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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A new This American Life pledge show for Fall 2019 composed of four segments from recent months totaling 39:11. Also included are two stand-alone ...

Bought by KUAT, Interlochen Public Radio, WJFF, WLRH, Nevada Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 28, 2019
  • Length: 39:10
  • Purchases: 91
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What if someone told you about a type of therapy that could help you work through unhealed trauma in just ten sessions? Some people knock through i...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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What happens when our most ingenious creations actually make it out into the world.

  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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A kidnapping victim in Colombia spends his nights listening to a radio station that plays messages from the families of the kidnapped. That and oth...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Exactly how incompetent you are. What your ex’s best friend really thinks of you. The approximate time that you will die. Some things in life are b...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Words mean things, but some words are especially meaningful -- whether in a survival manual, a song lyric, or a slur.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00