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This American Life
This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
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4.6 stars from 82,533 ratings
i use to love this show but apparently now a days all they can talk about is covid or blm. there are a million other topics you could be talking about since those two subjects are everywhere else. highly disappointed in what it's become. between that and constant reruns, this show has gone...Read full review »
metalheartboy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/04/20
Completely captivating.
This podcast is so well written and the structure of the stories are so thought out that you will look forward to each new episode.
Genlauren via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/02/20
This American Life helps me see what life in the United States is like not just for me but for my neighbors in other parts of my city, my state, and country. Thank you and keep telling high-quality, diverse stories!
vanlilyloh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/01/20
Recent Episodes
The number of Covid-19 patients is dropping and Michigan has started opening up. But it’s still been intensely difficult for the staff in the ICU at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. We've embedded with them over the past few months, and tracked how this pandemic has changed them and their city.
Published 06/28/20
An exhaustingly familiar story. Maybe it’ll have a different ending this time, but maybe not. We hear what different people said and did one weekend in reaction to the killing of George Floyd.
Published 06/14/20
In this moment of sorrow, protest, and rage in the wake of George Floyd’s death, we offer this as a break from the dreadful present: our show about Afrofuturism. It’s a way of looking at black culture that’s fantastic and hopeful, which feels especially urgent during a time without a lot of...
Published 06/07/20
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