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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.

    654: The Feather Heist

    654: The Feather Heist

    A flute player breaks into a British museum and makes off with a million dollars worth of dead birds. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    691: Gardens of Branching Paths

    691: Gardens of Branching Paths

    Stories of other universes that are just like our own, but with one small difference.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    667: Wartime Radio

    667: Wartime Radio

    Intimate and personal dispatches from two very different battlefields: A small town in the Syrian war. And the U.S. opioid epidemic. Each came from a DIY radio outfit. (Okay, one’s a podcast.)

    • 1 hr 6 min
    690: Too Close to Home

    690: Too Close to Home

    For the holidays, stories of families finally addressing the thorny thing they’ve never really talked about.

    • 59 min
    689: Digging Up the Bones

    689: Digging Up the Bones

    There's a lot that can be gained from unearthing the past -- learning about oneself, learning about others. But, it doesn't always go how you'd expect.

    • 59 min
    688: The Out Crowd

    688: The Out Crowd

    Reports from the frontlines of the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy. We hear from asylum seekers waiting across the border in Mexico, in a makeshift refugee camp,  and from the officers who sent them there to wait in the first place. 

    • 1 hr 7 min

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