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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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 3.5K 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.

    233: Starting From Scratch

    233: Starting From Scratch

    People starting over—sometimes because they want to, other times because they have to.

    • 1 hr
    588: Mind Games

    588: Mind Games

    People who try simple mind games on others and find themselves in way over their heads.

    • 1 hr
    736: The Herd

    736: The Herd

    What happens when your own community suddenly turns on you?

    • 1 hr
    691: Gardens of Branching Paths

    691: Gardens of Branching Paths

    Other universes that are just like our own, but with one small difference.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    735: Bloody Feelings

    735: Bloody Feelings

    Stories about the power of blood.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    734: The Campus Tour Has Been Cancelled

    734: The Campus Tour Has Been Cancelled

    How the pandemic has thrown college admissions process into a kind of slow-motion chaos. One of the biggest changes: most colleges have stopped requiring the SAT. For decades, there’s been a debate over whether schools should drop the test. What’s it mean that it finally happened?

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.5K Ratings

3.5K Ratings

sesiroglu ,

British

I’m not even American and I love it x

Sonalih ,

The best

Individual episodes or stories from this podcast stay with me in a way that not many others do. Consistently brilliant.

Andrei Vironov ,

Mostly repeats

Sadly, although this is a great podcast, if you’ve listened for a few years, as I have, you find yourself listening to the same podcasts over and over again. Doesn’t NPR have enough new material to create a new show each week?
Great journalists and great stories but so often (eg: this week) I’m left thinking ‘Oh, this story again’.
I would give them five stars, but for this annoyance.

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