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This American Life

This American Life

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This American Life

This American Life

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 has won all of the major broadcasting awards.

Latest Episodes

654: The Feather Heist

A flute player breaks into a British museum and makes off with a million dollars worth of dead birds.

66 MIN19 h ago
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654: The Feather Heist

691: Gardens of Branching Paths

Stories of other universes that are just like our own, but with one small difference.

67 MIN1 w ago
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691: Gardens of Branching Paths

667: Wartime Radio

EIntimate 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.)

67 MIN2 w ago
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667: Wartime Radio

690: Too Close to Home

For the holidays, stories of families finally addressing the thorny thing they’ve never really talked about.

59 MIN3 w ago
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690: Too Close to Home

689: Digging Up the Bones

There's a lot that can be gained from unearthing the past -- learning about oneself, learning about others. But, it doesn't always go how you'd expect.

59 MIN2019 DEC 9
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689: Digging Up the Bones

688: The Out Crowd

Reports from the frontlines of the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy. We hear from asylum seekers waiting across the border in Mexico, in a makeshift refugee camp, and from the officers who sent them there to wait in the first place.

67 MIN2019 NOV 18
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688: The Out Crowd

687: Small Things Considered

Stories about being little. Secret writings in tiny letters. The power of a very small number. And a medication that's supposed to cure shortness.

3 MIN2019 NOV 11
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687: Small Things Considered

686: Umbrellas Up

For over 100 days now, protesters in Hong Kong have taken to the streets every weekend. What it’s like to live through that.

74 MIN2019 OCT 21
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686: Umbrellas Up

685: We Come From Small Places

The staff goes to one of the biggest parties in New York City, the Labor Day Carnival and the West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn.

59 MIN2019 OCT 14
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685: We Come From Small Places

684: Burn It Down

Stories of people who decide the only way forward — for real change — is to burn everything to the ground.

62 MIN2019 SEP 30
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684: Burn It Down
the END

Latest Episodes

654: The Feather Heist

A flute player breaks into a British museum and makes off with a million dollars worth of dead birds.

66 MIN19 h ago
Comments
654: The Feather Heist

691: Gardens of Branching Paths

Stories of other universes that are just like our own, but with one small difference.

67 MIN1 w ago
Comments
691: Gardens of Branching Paths

667: Wartime Radio

EIntimate 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.)

67 MIN2 w ago
Comments
667: Wartime Radio

690: Too Close to Home

For the holidays, stories of families finally addressing the thorny thing they’ve never really talked about.

59 MIN3 w ago
Comments
690: Too Close to Home

689: Digging Up the Bones

There's a lot that can be gained from unearthing the past -- learning about oneself, learning about others. But, it doesn't always go how you'd expect.

59 MIN2019 DEC 9
Comments
689: Digging Up the Bones

688: The Out Crowd

Reports from the frontlines of the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy. We hear from asylum seekers waiting across the border in Mexico, in a makeshift refugee camp, and from the officers who sent them there to wait in the first place.

67 MIN2019 NOV 18
Comments
688: The Out Crowd

687: Small Things Considered

Stories about being little. Secret writings in tiny letters. The power of a very small number. And a medication that's supposed to cure shortness.

3 MIN2019 NOV 11
Comments
687: Small Things Considered

686: Umbrellas Up

For over 100 days now, protesters in Hong Kong have taken to the streets every weekend. What it’s like to live through that.

74 MIN2019 OCT 21
Comments
686: Umbrellas Up

685: We Come From Small Places

The staff goes to one of the biggest parties in New York City, the Labor Day Carnival and the West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn.

59 MIN2019 OCT 14
Comments
685: We Come From Small Places

684: Burn It Down

Stories of people who decide the only way forward — for real change — is to burn everything to the ground.

62 MIN2019 SEP 30
Comments
684: Burn It Down
the END

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