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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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    • 4.7 • 26 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.

    717: Audience of One

    717: Audience of One

    At a time when going to the movies is mostly out of the question, we bring the movies to you.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    716: Trail of Tears

    716: Trail of Tears

    For the holiday weekend, a roadtrip through history. In this moment when Americans are tearing down monuments and rethinking how to address the shameful parts of America’s past, we return to a story from the early days of our radio show that took that on, in a vivid and complicated way. Sarah Vowell and her twin sister Amy headed out on the road to retrace the Trail of Tears – the route their Cherokee ancestors took when expelled from their own land – and reflected on the question, what are we supposed to do with the mix of good and bad that is this country?

    • 1 hr
    715: Long-Awaited Asteroid Finally Hits Earth

    715: Long-Awaited Asteroid Finally Hits Earth

    Teachers, students and parents around the country have been bracing themselves all spring and summer long for the start of this unprecedented school year. This week, it's here.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    577: Something Only I Can See

    577: Something Only I Can See

    When you’re the only one who can see something, sometimes it feels like you’re in on a special secret. The hard part is getting anyone to believe your secret is real. This week, people trying to show others what they see—including a woman with muscular dystrophy who believes she has the same condition as an Olympic athlete.

    • 59 min
    714: Day at the Beach

    714: Day at the Beach

    It’s the last few weeks of summer, so we’re going to the beach! This week, stories from the surf and sand.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    713: Made to Be Broken

    713: Made to Be Broken

    From the moment we wake up in the morning there are a trillion rules — big and little — governing our lives. But sometimes, we encounter one we just can't abide by. In a pitched moment of rule-questioning, a show about rules and the people who break them. 

    • 59 min

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4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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