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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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638: Rom-Com

May 22nd, 2022

1:03:07

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 …

605: Kid Logic

May 15th, 2022

1:00:07

Kids using perfectly logical arguments, and arriving at perfectly wrong conclusions.

770: My Lying Eyes

May 8th, 2022

1:06:30

People staring squarely at the truth, and still finding it hard to believe what they’re seeing.

769: The Reluctant Explorer

May 1st, 2022

58:53

A man finds himself thrust into a new world he didn’t necessarily ask to visit. He takes a look around.

768: The Other Front Lines

April 24th, 2022

1:03:54

Four personal stories from the war in Ukraine.

767: Do Not Go Gentle

April 10th, 2022

59:47

In this moment when autocrats and almost-autocrats are getting bolder and more powerful, we bring you two stories of resistance, from Hungary and …

766: Well Someone Had to Do SOMETHING!

April 3rd, 2022

1:00:01

People trying to jump in and solve other people's problems, putting themselves directly in the gap between the problem and the solution. 

765: Off Course

March 20th, 2022

1:06:19

Three people, and one animal, who know the path their lives will take until, suddenly, they don’t.

764: School's Out Forever

March 13th, 2022

1:08:35

The pandemic broke school. Can we ever go back?

763: The Other Mr. President

February 27th, 2022

1:11:58

Stories about Vladimir Putin. Did he come to power in 1999 by killing hundreds of innocent Russians? How’s he really seen in his home country? This …

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