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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16 Pieces

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It's the late 1960s, and in the new technology of cryonics, a California TV repairman named Bob sees an opportunity to help people cheat death. But...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
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Stories about people who accidentally bump into unsettling facts of history in settings meant to teach them history. What they end up learning is v...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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People coming face to face with unfiltered versions of themselves and what that tells them about who they are.

  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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A security guard at the airport notices something going wrong on the tarmac, and takes it upon herself to fix it. It’s way harder than she expects....

  • Added: Jun 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Adults telling kids who they are, and kids wondering - are they right? Note: This episode was previously titled "Better Than You Know Yourself"

  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Our entire show this week is one long story, sort of a real-life Hardy Boys mystery. More than most of our shows, this one lends itself to a Hollyw...

  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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What it's like to be momentarily big on the small screen.

  • Added: May 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of people navigating all sorts of big decisions — in work, school, and romance.

  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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The This American Life producers document one day in a Chicago diner called The Golden Apple, starting at 5 a.m. and going until 5 a.m. the next mo...

  • Added: May 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Stories of people struggling to follow the Ten Commandments from the book of Exodus.

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