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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 has won all of the major broadcasting awards.

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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.

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Episode #704

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Reality!!! Drop the mic....

Congratulations!

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Awesome work to the entire This American Life team on your Pulitzer!! 🙌🤩

iTunes Ratings

64353 Ratings
Average Ratings
51871
5670
2784
1780
2248

Episode #704

By Xcells78 - May 19 2020
Read more
Reality!!! Drop the mic....

Congratulations!

By EBsMomma - May 19 2020
Read more
Awesome work to the entire This American Life team on your Pulitzer!! 🙌🤩
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This American Life

Latest release on Nov 22, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 682: Ten Sessions

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What if someone told you about a type of therapy that could help you work through unhealed trauma in just ten sessions? Some people knock through it in two weeks. Jaime Lowe tried the therapy—and recorded it.

Nov 22 2020

1hr 1min

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Rank #2: Americans In Paris

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For our 25th Anniversary, a favorite episode from 2000. Many Americans have dreamy and romantic ideas about Paris, notions which probably trace back to the 1920s vision of Paris created by the expatriate Americans there. But what's it actually like in Paris if you're an American, without rose-colored glasses?

Nov 20 2020

59mins

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Rank #3: 24 Hours at the Golden Apple

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For our 25th Anniversary, a favorite episode from 2000. We document one day in a Chicago diner called the Golden Apple, starting at 5 a.m. and going until 5 a.m. the next morning. We hear from the waitress who has worked the graveyard shift for over two decades, the regular customers who come every day, the couples working out their problems, assorted drunks, and, of course, cops.

Nov 20 2020

58mins

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Rank #4: Act V

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For our 25th Anniversary, a favorite episode from 2002. We devote this entire episode to one story: Over the course of six months, reporter and This American Life contributor Jack Hitt followed a group of inmates at a high-security prison as they rehearsed and staged a production of the last act—Act V—of Hamlet.

Nov 20 2020

1hr 1min

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Rank #5: Break-Up

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For our 25th Anniversary, a favorite episode from 2007. Writer Starlee Kine on what makes the perfect break-up song and whether really sad music can actually make you feel better. Plus, an eight-year-old author of a book about divorce, and other stories from the heart of heartbreak.

Nov 20 2020

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Rank #6: Switched at Birth

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For our 25th Anniversary, a favorite episode from 2008. On a summer day in 1951, two baby girls were born in a hospital in small-town Wisconsin. The infants were accidentally switched, and went home with the wrong families. One of the mothers realized the mistake but chose to keep quiet. Until the day, more than 40 years later, when she decided to tell both daughters what happened. How the truth changed two families' lives—and how it didn't.

Nov 20 2020

1hr

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Rank #7: 129 Cars

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For our 25th Anniversary, a favorite episode from 2013. We spend a month at a Jeep dealership on Long Island as they try to make their monthly sales goal: 129 cars. If they make it, they'll get a huge bonus from the manufacturer, possibly as high as $85,000 — enough to put them in the black for the month. If they don't make it, it'll be the second month in a row. So they pull out all the stops.

Nov 20 2020

1hr 15mins

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Rank #8: Three Miles

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For our 25th Anniversary, a favorite episode from 2015. There’s a program that brings together kids from two schools. One school is public and in the country’s poorest congressional district. The other is private and costs $43,000/year. They are three miles apart. The hope is that kids connect, but some of the public school kids just can’t get over the divide. We hear what happens when you get to see the other side and it looks a lot better.

Nov 20 2020

1hr 1min

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Rank #9: Rom-Com

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For our 25th Anniversary, a favorite episode from 2018. 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 much.

Nov 20 2020

1hr 3mins

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Rank #10: 724: Personal Recount

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Stories of people changing their minds.

Nov 15 2020

1hr 3mins

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