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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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    • 4.6, 2.8K Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

Miss Hijinx ,

Fascinating & Insightful

TAL encourages my curiosity & promotes my interest in all subject matter. I have an inherent drive to always learn a solid foundation of knowledge on an infinite amount of subjects that interest me , cross my path or impact my life.

Researched with diligence & thoughtfully curated each episode is an enjoyable educational opportunity. They can contain concepts that we are aware of, but yet rarely spoken about. Topics that once excavated can trigger deep reflection. The exposure to human thought & behaviour provides fascinating insights.

A well produced show that walks you down the complexities & colour of life.

Highly recommended ! 9/10

Suggestions :

It would be nice to have more episodes available on the Apple podcast app not just the website - as mentioned in other reviews. Though I too would appreciate more on subjects that have a cross cultural, international appeal, listeners must acknowledge the show is called ‘This American Life’. Perhaps you should franchise this show’s concept & promote the creation of others like : ‘This Australian Life’.

Food for thought.

kawview ,

Anatomy of doubt

I watched Unbelievable on Netflix not realising it was based on a true story, I cried at the conclusion of Marie’s story and to hear the truth of her terrible experience in her own words on my favourite podcast This American Life was incredibly powerful. Excellent journalism; stories thoughtfully told, this team always leaves me thinking.

Abb435666 ,

Love love love love!

One of my all time fave podcasts!!!

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