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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 69,012 ratings
Ira Glass is the big spoon of our nation. Don’t you feel held and warm, America?Thank you Ira Glass and company. Love, Biscuits
CEO of Biscuits Inc. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/14/19
Great Storytelling
Great stories and super entertaining
GMofDogs via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/12/19
585 episode
This episode really made me feel... so touched. Especially the story is stated from the perspective of a granddaughter.
Payton5800 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/11/19
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