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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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    • 4.8, 401 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.

    709: The Reprieve

    709: The Reprieve

    Michigan has passed its Covid-19 peak, and the state has started opening up. But it’s still been intensely difficult for the staff in the ICU at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. We've embedded with them over the past few months, and tracked how this pandemic has changed them and their city.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    684: Burn It Down

    684: Burn It Down

    In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, people everywhere are demanding that police departments change not just their rules, but the culture inside that leads to these deaths. But those things are notoriously hard to change. As a case study, here's the story of a fire department that gets a new boss who starts a war with his own firefighters, to change their macho, racist culture. They fight back hard.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    708: Here, Again

    708: Here, Again

    An exhaustingly familiar story. Maybe it’ll have a different ending this time, but maybe not. We hear what different people said and did one weekend in reaction to the killing of George Floyd.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    707: We Are in the Future

    707: We Are in the Future

    In this moment of sorrow, protest, and rage in the wake of George Floyd’s death, we offer this as a break from the dreadful present: our show about Afrofuturism. It’s a way of looking at Black culture that’s fantastic and hopeful, which feels especially urgent during a time without a lot of optimism. Featuring the song "The Deep" by clppng.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    706: A Mess to Be Reckoned With

    706: A Mess to Be Reckoned With

    Lissa Yellow Bird searches for missing people. Cold cases, mostly. People no one else is looking for. It’s not her job, but a lot of Native Americans go missing and their cases remain unsolved, so families often ask Lissa for help. But then, Lissa’s own 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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
401 Ratings

401 Ratings

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My favourite

One of my favourite podcasts!

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Numerous superlatives

This is the podcast that got me into listening to podcasts about a decade ago. To me it’s set the standard for what a good podcast is.
And in a corny way it has thought me so much about being the person I actually want to be.

Thank you guys.

Torilip ,

Storytelling excellence

Pushes you to pause and think. Cry and laugh. What stories are supposed to do !

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