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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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790: You're It

790: You're It

2023-01-2958:4114

Sometimes you raise your hand. Other times you’re just the only one left.
789: The Runaround

789: The Runaround

2023-01-2201:02:1325

People being dodged, delayed, and evaded—and what they do to put an end to it.
They mean something, whether we want them to or not.
Writer Etgar Keret tries to come up with the stories that capture his late mother, Orna Keret—but it’s hard, he says, because she’s like Maria in West Side Story and she’s also like Thanos from the Avengers. He ends up with a series of very short stories — most just a few paragraphs long — that give glimpses of different sides of her. These written stories are interspersed with off-the-cuff stories he tells host Ira Glass.
People experiencing Christmas in brand new ways, giving the holiday even more meaning.
786: It's a Game Show!

786: It's a Game Show!

2022-12-0401:04:5826

Something we’ve never done before: true stories told in the form of a game show.
785: Through the Looking Glass

785: Through the Looking Glass

2022-11-2701:01:5533

People trying to coax each other across the line, from one side to the other.
Not long ago, Republicans in Ohio passed a constitutional amendment to end gerrymandering in the state. And then a funny thing happened. The same Ohio Republicans drew electoral maps that violated their own constitutional amendment. They’ll be using them in this week’s midterm elections. We try to understand how that could happen.
783: Kids These Days

783: Kids These Days

2022-10-3001:05:0750

We hear from kids who are dealing with some of the country’s most contentious debates. Debates that are supposedly about them.
782: Family Dig

782: Family Dig

2022-10-1601:02:5737

Two people go on excavations of their families’ pasts. Including the first episode of the new podcast, “We Were Three,” hosted by our longtime producer, Nancy Updike, and from Serial Productions and The New York Times.
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I DO Know

your next boost. Now with hives! Keep dosing, plebes. https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19vaccine/102923

Feb 3rd
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Jude Milstein

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Feb 2nd
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Lyin' classified document hidin' Biden

Hilary (highest office achieved: secretary of state) destroys 30,000 emails (after subpoenaed), smashes staff cell phones to bits with hammers, and keeps classified documents on an unsecured server in her bathroom basically announcing to our enemies "hey! come hack me!" Hidin' Biden steals and spreads out classified documents all over the place, in his offices, in his garage etc. all taken when he was a SENATOR, which he has no right to do. No raids for both of them, only apologies from the leftists. PRESIDENT Donald J Trump (who is constitutionally entitled to them) has a few under lock and key, in his primary residence, guarded by CCTV and Secret Service agents and it's the end of the world. It's leftist America hating propaganda, folks. That's all.

Feb 1st
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Aimee Odedra

way too much mouth noise. so gross!

Jan 31st
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King Geedorah

At least Trump is a massive advocate for vaccines though! "When we came up with these incredible vaccines, three of them, and therapeutics we did a tremendous job, and we should never disparage them, we should be really happy about it, because we've all saved millions and millions of lives all over the world. Many reports say that the vaccine saved tens of millions of lives that without the vaccines you could have had a thing where perhaps 100 million people died." -Donald Trump. 2023

Jan 17th
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Kevin

wow. get pass the ubfinilar intro..the little stories are amazing...

Jan 15th
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Amy Schulze

Wow. This episode hit me hard. Gonna be sitting with this for a while.

Jan 13th
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Wendy Bruder

this is probably one of the best episodes I've ever heard and this is one of my favorite shows...

Jan 10th
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Ryles

Wow, that last story honestly ruined my day.

Dec 24th
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Tino Romano

this lady was not very good,I did better abd I am a 69 year old living in UK !

Dec 21st
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Leah

No democrats she knows voted Biden in the primaries? Great logic there. Yeah I didn’t vote for that mediocre lump in the primaries either but I sure as hell did in the general. Just because my primary pick didn’t win means I’m going to vote for trump? I think the fuck not. Do these people listen to themselves?

Dec 16th
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Hamid

every single day more and more I listen to the episodes.... hope learn to make it for myself

Dec 14th
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Fleetwood McDuecen25

Part 2: Great fiction! Total bullshit.

Dec 14th
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rexobitus

but why was Chuck Norris at the Police station!?! (lol jk!) you guys are my fave. That made me lol. 💜

Dec 14th
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Michael Brodie

The sound of another Trumpist who will never vote again...

Dec 6th
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Daniel McCullough

The only person I know that doesn't have an accent is me.

Dec 6th
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Wendy Bruder

Aubrey is obnoxious.

Nov 29th
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Be

How nice it must be to have so little problems that you have to create them

Nov 21st
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Hamid

thanks for every episode

Nov 20th
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Hamid

just like

Nov 16th
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