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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Libraries aren't just for books. They're often spaces that transform into what you need them to be: a classroom, a cyber café, a place to find answ...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories about the intersection of Christmas and retail, including David Sedaris's story "Santaland Diaries," which was first broadcast on NPR's Mor...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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The story of how the American Psychiatric Association decided in 1973 that homosexuality was no longer a mental illness.

  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Documents you don't normally think of, showing you things you didn't expect.

  • Added: Dec 07, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Growing up in Mankato, Minnesota, John Biewen says, nobody ever talked about the most important historical event ever to happen there: in 1862, it ...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
  • 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: Nov 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of people who believe there is always a way. And also those who don’t.

  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of women in unsettling situations. When they try to explain what’s wrong, they’re told that they don’t understand—that there’s nothing uns...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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EVERGREEN VERSION of This American Life episode #436: The Psychopath Test. Description: Recently we heard about this test that could determine if...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of people who tell a lie and then believe the lie more than anyone else does. In other words: Stories about people pulling hoaxes... on the...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00