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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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Stop Playing Business Schooled Ads

By behappy1105 - Dec 10 2018
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Love this show! But can you stop playing those AWFUL and RIDICULOUS Business Schooled ads for the Synchrony podcast?

Little war on the prairie

By LonnieB2 - Dec 05 2018
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Although very disturbing and nauseating, I found this episode very educational. Thank you

iTunes Ratings

45533 Ratings
Average Ratings
37835
3585
1656
1053
1404

Stop Playing Business Schooled Ads

By behappy1105 - Dec 10 2018
Read more

Love this show! But can you stop playing those AWFUL and RIDICULOUS Business Schooled ads for the Synchrony podcast?

Little war on the prairie

By LonnieB2 - Dec 05 2018
Read more

Although very disturbing and nauseating, I found this episode very educational. Thank you

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Top 10 Episode of This American Life

Rank #1: 663: How I Read It

Dec 09 2018
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Documents you don't normally think of, showing you things you didn't expect. 

Rank #2: 479: Little War on the Prairie

Dec 02 2018
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Growing up in Mankato, Minnesota, John Biewen says, nobody ever talked about the most important historical event ever to happen there: in 1862, it was the site of the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Thirty-eight Dakota Indians were hanged after a war with white settlers. John went back to Minnesota to figure out what really happened 150 years ago, and why Minnesotans didn’t talk about it much after.

Rank #3: 492: Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde

Nov 25 2018
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Dr. Benjamin Gilmer gets a job at a rural clinic. He finds out he’s replaced someone — also named Dr. Gilmer — who went to prison after killing his own father. But the more Benjamin’s patients talk about the other Dr. Gilmer, the more confused he becomes. Everyone loved the old Dr. Gilmer. So Benjamin starts digging around, trying to understand how a good man can seemingly turn bad.

Rank #4: 662: Where There Is a Will

Nov 18 2018
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Stories of people who believe there is always a way. And also those who don’t.

Rank #5: 661: But That's What Happened

Nov 11 2018
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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 unsettling about it.

Rank #6: 660: Hoaxing Yourself

Nov 04 2018
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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 themselves.

Rank #7: 351: Return to Childhood

Oct 28 2018
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Stories of people who try to revisit their childhoods—what they find and what they do not find.

Rank #8: 528: The Radio Drama Episode

Oct 21 2018
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Our most ambitious live show ever! We pulled together a massive team of theater pros at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House—nearly 50 singers, actors, dancers and musicians. The result? Journalism turned into a Broadway musical (hear the cast album), into opera. Mike Birbiglia, Sasheer Zamata, Stephin Merritt, Josh Hamilton, Lindsay Mendez, Lin-Manuel Miranda and others. Watch a video of the live performance or download it for $5.

Rank #9: 659: Before the Next One

Oct 14 2018
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There’s no rulebook on how to handle a school shooting. And no real way to prepare for one. This week, people take what they’ve learned from these tragedies and try to use that knowledge to save others.

Rank #10: 658: The Unhappy Deciders

Oct 07 2018
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Making big decisions about other people's lives can feel pretty awful. Zoe Chace followed Senator Jeff Flake as he decided to force the Senate to delay its vote on Judge Kavanaugh. Among her discoveries: Those protestors in the elevator? They aren’t the reason he did what he did.