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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683: Beer Summit

September 22nd, 2019

1:09:00

Two people, sitting down over a beer, hashing out their differences and understanding where the other guy is coming from. Hard to imagine these days, right? It's so rare right now that someone is curious enough to …

477: Getting Away With It

September 15th, 2019

58:46

Stories of people breaking the rules fully, completely and with no bad consequences. Some justify this by saying they’re doing it for others, or for …

205: Plan B

September 8th, 2019

59:49

There's the thing you plan to do, and then there's the thing you end up doing. Most of us start off our lives with some Plan A, which we abandon...switching to a Plan B, which becomes our life.

388: Rest Stop

September 1st, 2019

1:00:05

Nine radio reporters. Two days. One rest stop on the New York State Thruway. Stories of people who are just passing through, and the ones who can’t leave, because this is where their jobs are.

680: The Weight Of Words

July 28th, 2019

1:00:15

Words mean things, but some words are especially meaningful — whether in a survival manual, a song lyric, or a slur.

679: Save the Girl

July 14th, 2019

1:01:52

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

1:09:17

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 …

677: Seeing Yourself In the Wild

June 16th, 2019

1:02:25

Stories of those unexpected moments when we see who we really are.

676: Here’s Looking at You, Kid

June 2nd, 2019

1:01:48

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

675: I’m on TV??

May 19th, 2019

1:01:03

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

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