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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 90,925 ratings
The Best. Period.
***Edit: Keeping the 5 star rating, but please PLEASE put a notification of repeat episode in the episode title, or AT LEAST at the beginning of the episode, rather than burying it midway through the show. If Reveal and Snap Judgement can do it, so can you . Listener from back in the day here. ...Read full review »
melsalatl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/07/21
The best
An incredible show. I’ve been a listener for years and so value this program. Ira Glass is an absolute treasure.
h_banan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/06/21
Public radio hates America
Congress should defund public radio
Dave Arneson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/05/21
Recent Episodes
People put in positions they’re completely unqualified to handle, but who try to make it work anyway. Including one story of a tough group of soldiers who attempt to save lives through the power of show tunes.
Published 04/04/21
We look at how the coronavirus pandemic is causing tectonic shifts in the college admissions process. Without the SATs, a majority of universities have gone test-optional. What will this mean for the future of higher education?
Published 03/21/21
This week, three men who came together to protest the murder of George Floyd. They were unified, loud, and impressive, but over time these three friends end up in three very different places.
Published 03/07/21
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