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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 • 72.4K 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.

    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
    733: Warriors in the Garden

    733: Warriors in the Garden

    This week, three men who came together to protest the murder of George Floyd. They were unified, loud, and impressive, but over time these three friends end up in three very different places.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
72.4K Ratings

72.4K Ratings

HH2707 ,

The Herd - Thank you

I work in public health on the COVID response and this episode was so wonderful. Thank you thank you thank you for telling our story. We are civil servants and didn’t sign up for this political firestorm - we are just trying to use the science we learn to protect our communities. The 2nd half of the episode was also incredibly insightful and amazing. Did I already say thank you?? Thank you.

MES1219 ,

The Herd

I have been listening to this show for years and never once read a review but I recently became curious. The majority of these reviews were written shortly after the above titled episode was released so I feel like I have a pretty good idea on why they were written.
Anyone saying things like, “used to listen but they’re too divisive or biased now” is just..lying. TAL has never been shy about where they stand on their reporting and that’s why I love them. This episode was the perfect mix of anecdotes and actual data and they’re very clear with which is which. If you don’t like, well, it’s probably because they’re making you out to sound as silly as you are.

user_aps ,

Back to story telling please

I am so sick of every episode being about Trump or the right or far right.

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