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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486: Valentine’s Day

February 10th, 2019

Love makes us do crazy things. But usually not this crazy. This week for Valentine's Day we have stories of people going to extremes to find and pursue their one true love.

667: Wartime Radio

February 3rd, 2019

Intimate and personal dispatches from two very different battlefields: A small town in the Syrian war. And the U.S. opioid epidemic. Each came from a DIY radio outfit. (Okay, one’s a podcast.)

638: Rom-Com

January 27th, 2019

The one thing you know for sure when you're watching a romantic comedy is that it's going to turn out okay in the end. When you're living one? Not so …

666: The Theme That Shall Not Be Named

January 20th, 2019

Satan! In his many surprising manifestations, all around us.

665: Before Things Went to Hell

January 13th, 2019

We revisit those moments of calm before the storm, when things could have gone very differently, but instead, they went to hell.

664: The Room of Requirement

December 30th, 2018

Libraries aren't just for books. They're often spaces that transform into what you need them to be: a classroom, a cyber café, a place to find answers, a quiet spot to be alone. It's actually kind of magical. This week, …

663: How I Read It

December 9th, 2018

Documents you don't normally think of, showing you things you didn't expect. 

662: Where There Is a Will

November 18th, 2018

Stories of people who believe there is always a way. And also those who don’t.

661: But That's What Happened

November 11th, 2018

Stories of women in unsettling situations. When they try to explain what’s wrong, they’re told that they don’t understand—that there’s nothing …

660: Hoaxing Yourself

November 4th, 2018

Stories of people who tell a lie and then believe the lie more than anyone else does. In other words: Stories about people pulling hoaxes...on …
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