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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!

By EBsMomma - May 19 2020
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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 May 31, 2020

All 10 episodes from oldest to newest

706: A Mess to Be Reckoned With

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Lissa Yellow Bird searches for missing people. Cold cases, mostly. People no one else is looking for. It’s not her job, but a lot of Native Americans go missing and their cases remain unsolved, so families often ask Lissa for help. But then, Lissa’s own niece goes missing.

May 31 2020

1hr 5mins

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705: Time Out

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While sports of all kinds have been put on pause, we bring you favorite stories from back when people were still on football fields, boxing rings, and basketball courts.

May 24 2020

1hr 4mins

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704: Our Pulitzer-Winning Episode

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Last week, our episode "The Out Crowd" won the very first Pulitzer Prize ever awarded to a radio show. This is the episode that won, with some updates on the stories. Hear what the Trump administration’s "Remain in Mexico" policy actually means, on the ground, at the Mexican border.

May 17 2020

1hr 8mins

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703: Stuck!

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During a time when a lot of us feel like we are living in a holding pattern, stories of people feeling stuck.

May 10 2020

1hr

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702: One Last Thing Before I Go

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Words can seem so puny and ineffective sometimes. On this show, we have stories in which ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to their loved ones, using a combination of small talk and not-so-small talk.

Apr 26 2020

1hr 4mins

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701: Black Box

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Desperate to know what happened to his family, a man obsessively decodes the only information about them he can get. That, and other stories of people looking into the void for answers.

Apr 19 2020

1hr 3mins

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700: Embiggening

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Sometimes a sketch of a thing needs filling in for its true significance to be known.

Apr 12 2020

1hr 4mins

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699: Fiasco!

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Stories of when things go wrong. Really wrong. When you leave the normal realm of human error, fumble, mishap, and mistake and enter the territory of really huge breakdowns. Fiascos. Things go so awry that normal social order collapses.

Apr 05 2020

1hr

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698: The Test

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The coronavirus has now fully arrived in the United States. This week, stories of people trying to rise to that challenge, in some pretty extreme situations.

Mar 29 2020

1hr 1min

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697: Alone Together

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This week, as the staff creates the episode from their apartments and houses, with our host in quarantine, in this moment when everyone’s reaching out to the people they love, we put together a collection of family stories, with some timely stuff at the top.

Mar 22 2020

1hr 1min

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