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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19 Pieces

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Stories of when things go wrong. Really wrong. When you leave the normal realm of human error, fumble, mishap, and mistake and enter the territory ...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2020
  • Length: :00
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The coronavirus has now fully arrived in the United States. This week, stories of people trying to rise to that challenge, in some pretty extreme s...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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A new This American Life fundraising episode for Spring 2020. Three segments totaling 39:41. The first two segments mention the coronavirus pandemi...

Bought by WNYC, WVTF, KGLT, Georgia Public Broadcasting, WCPN and more


  • Added: Mar 20, 2020
  • Length: 39:30
  • Purchases: 9
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This week, as the staff creates the episode from their apartments and houses, with our host in quarantine, in this moment when everyone’s reaching ...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Things do not seem fine at all, but it’s hard to say why.

  • Added: Mar 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Some information is so big and so complicated that it seems impossible to talk to kids about. This week, stories about the vague and not-so-vague w...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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People squirming in a world where everything is rated and reviewed. Note: previously titled "Ratings and Reviews"

  • Added: Feb 28, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Cryptic messages on a cell phone and a teeter totter at a construction site: these are clues people found, trying to make sense of a death.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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People looking everywhere to find a place - any place - where, for once, they don't have to be the odd man out.

  • Added: Feb 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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We return to our story about Abdi Nor from 2015, with some big news about his life today. When we first broadcast the story, Abdi was a Somali refu...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2020
  • Length: 59:00