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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When is too soon for that celebrity comeback, that joke that is either brilliant or full-on repugnant, that parent-child conversation? This week: s...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Last week we looked at a school district integrating by accident. This week: a city going all out to integrate its schools. Plus, a girl who comes ...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Charter schools, turnaround schools and small schools are all experiments that are supposed to improve schools for mostly poor, minority kids. But...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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We head to some of the happiest places on Earth: Amusement Parks! Jonathan Goldstein revisits one he worked at as a teen, Ira takes us behind the s...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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A car plant in Fremont California that might have saved the U.S. car industry. In 1984, General Motors and Toyota opened NUMMI as a joint venture. ...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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You've been seeing yourself, getting to know what you look like, your whole life. So why is does it often take an outsider to see things about you ...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Abdi is a refugee from Somalia, one of the most dangerous countries in the world, who's always dreamed of coming to America. And one day, he gets t...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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A captain’s log is a simple thing: the date, the time, maybe the weather — and the current status of a long journey. You wouldn’t know from the cry...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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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: Jun 19, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Yes yes yes you've heard it all before, when it comes to stories of fathers and their children. There's the story of the kid who idolizes his dad, ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2015
  • Length: 59:00