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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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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 74,824 ratings
Love this show!
I can get a dose of reality among all the muddy politics! (Nothing else is more real than the Nature shows on Netflix). Thank you so much for true stories about REAL people in American. Helps me be aware, unbiased, and knowledgable. My FAVORITE for 2019 was one of the Halloween episode stories...Read full review »
JessiyahLighten via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/19
Hit or miss
Sometimes this show flips my thinking around and I’m so grateful for the new ideas and great storytelling. Other times I find some stories so pointless that I can’t be bothered to finish the episode. Can be very frustrating, yet I keep coming back for more.
DutchPepe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/10/19
Please a graphic detail warning
The digging up the bones episode made me nauseous with all the graphic detail.
cwolfor2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/09/19
Recent Episodes
There's a lot that can be gained from unearthing the past -- learning about oneself, learning about others. But, it doesn't always go how you'd expect.
Published 12/08/19
During the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's - the highest turkey consumption period of the year - we bring you an annual This American Life tradition: stories of turkeys, chickens, geese, ducks, fowl of all kinds, real and imagined, and their mysterious hold over us. 
Published 12/01/19
Stories about getting back together with your parent, your spouse, your ... Brahman bull. And how it never goes the way you think it's going to.
Published 11/24/19
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