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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.

    698: The Test

    698: The Test

    The coronavirus has now fully arrived in the United States. This week, stories of people trying to rise to that challenge, in some pretty extreme situations.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    697: Alone Together

    697: Alone Together

    This week, as the staff creates the episode from their apartments and houses, with our host in quarantine, in this moment when everyone’s reaching out to the people they love, we put together a collection of family stories, with some timely stuff at the top.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    696: Low Hum of Menace

    696: Low Hum of Menace

    Things do not seem fine at all, but it’s hard to say why.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    557: Birds & Bees

    557: Birds & Bees

    Some information is so big and so complicated that it seems impossible to talk to kids about. This week, stories about the vague and not-so-vague ways we teach children about race, death, and sex.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    695: Everyone's a Critic

    695: Everyone's a Critic

    People squirming in a world where everything is rated and reviewed.

    • 1 hr
    694: Get Back to Where You Once Belonged

    694: Get Back to Where You Once Belonged

    People looking everywhere to find a place—any place—where, for once, they don't have to be the odd man out.

    • 1 hr 4 min

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