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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Gladiators in the Colosseum. Sideshow performers. Reality television. We've always loved to gawk at the misery or majesty of others. But this week,...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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A live episode of the radio program, including stories told on stage by Dan Savage and Mike Birbiglia.

  • Added: Sep 25, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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New This American Life fundraising episode, including pitches for our new premium, Jessica Abel's comic book "Out On A Wire" which documents the pr...

Bought by KERA, KUSU, Valley Public Radio, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Colorado Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 25, 2015
  • Length: 47:32
  • Purchases: 28
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New TAL fundraising show for Fall 2015. Does not pitch any premium. Includes three short modules that can run any time during your drive. The four ...

Bought by WKSU, Louisville Public Media, KUSU, MPR News Stations, Valley Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 25, 2015
  • Length: 44:38
  • Purchases: 130
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Most of the time, our idle curiosity about peculiar things around us goes unexplored. This week we open the door and try to make sense of what you ...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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An Evergreen pledge show of This American Life. Does not mention premiums.

Bought by WCBE, KQED, WHYY, WEMU, KJZZ and more


  • Added: Sep 15, 2015
  • Length: 36:37
  • Purchases: 90
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A father constructs an elaborate fantasy to occupy his 12 children, and filmmakers get unprecedented access to an FBI informant while he's undercov...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2015
  • 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: Sep 04, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Katrina bus tours go everywhere in New Orleans, with one exception: the Lower 9th Ward. this week we go around talking to residents there about wha...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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In Schenectady, NY, a school maintenance man named Steve Raucci works his way up the ranks for 30 years, until finally he's in charge of the mainte...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00