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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.

    706: A Mess to Be Reckoned With

    706: A Mess to Be Reckoned With

    Lissa Yellow Bird searches for missing people. She's great at it. But then, her niece goes missing.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    705: Time Out

    705: Time Out

    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.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    704: Our Pulitzer-Winning Episode

    704: Our Pulitzer-Winning Episode

    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.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    703: Stuck!

    703: Stuck!

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

    • 1 hr
    702: One Last Thing Before I Go

    702: One Last Thing Before I Go

    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.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    701: Black Box

    701: Black Box

    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.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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