This American Life

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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… read more

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679: Save the Girl

July 14th, 2019


People go on missions to save young girls from danger. But sometimes they get so caught up in the mission that it overshadows the girl herself.

678: The Wannabes

July 7th, 2019


This country is crawling in presidential candidates right now and they're bumping into each other in Des Moines and yelling over each other in Miami. We hang out with them, in this weird early period of the election …

354: Mistakes Were Made

June 30th, 2019


It’s the late 1960s, and a California TV repairman named Bob sees an opportunity to help people cheat death with the new science of cryonics. But …

644: Random Acts of History

June 23rd, 2019


Stories about people who accidentally bump into unsettling facts of history in settings meant to teach them history. What they end up learning is very different from what they’re supposed to.

676: Here’s Looking at You, Kid

June 2nd, 2019


Adults telling kids who they are, and kids wondering — are they right?

675: I’m on TV??

May 19th, 2019


What it's like to be momentarily big on the small screen. 

674: Get a Spine!

May 12th, 2019


Stories of people standing up for themselves, shaking off their fear, bracing themselves, and doing what they’ve been scared to do.

673: Left Behind

April 21st, 2019


People figuring out how to move through a world in which something important has disappeared.

672: No Fair!

April 7th, 2019


Stories of very small injustices and also one very big one.

671: Anything Can Be Anything

March 31st, 2019


People connecting the dots that maybe should not be connected.

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