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654: The Feather Heist
A flute player breaks into a British museum and makes off with a million dollars worth of dead birds.
793: The Problem with Ghosts
The ghosts that visit us, the ghosts that never do, and the ghosts that walk among us.
792: When to Leave
People staring down that hardest of questions: Is now the time? To leave?
639: In Dog We Trust
Exactly how much are the animals that live in our homes caught up in our everyday family dynamics?
791: Math or Magic?
When it comes to finding love, there seems to be two schools of thought on the best way to go about it. One says, wait for that lightning-strike magic. The other says, make a calculation and choose the best option available. Who has it right?
790: You're It
Sometimes you raise your hand. Other times you’re just the only one left.
789: The Runaround
People being dodged, delayed, and evaded—and what they do to put an end to it.
788: Half-Baked Stories About My Dead Mom
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.
787: Baby's First Christmas
People experiencing Christmas in brand new ways, giving the holiday even more meaning.
786: It's a Game Show!
Something we’ve never done before: true stories told in the form of a game show.
pregnant people? are you guys kidding me? Only women get pregnant period! I thought this was a science podcast. one more wokeness and I am gone!
One of the hospitals in north Idaho has closed their labor and delivery because the doctors have left. People now have to travel for GYN care.
you mean to tell us ghost stories aren't real!? no waaaaay. Leave it up to This American Life to make fake ghost storis about race..
what sign is that at the end of show??
these people are psychopaths. just killing animals and laughing and then the last story too. put that guy on a watch list.
really fast discussion 😄🍀
Putting aside how vile the voicemail was, when that guy said "...run backwards through a cornfield," I actually laughed out loud 😅
Probably the most heart breaking sentence I’ve ever heard.
way too much mouth noise. so gross!
wow. get pass the ubfinilar intro..the little stories are amazing...
Wow. This episode hit me hard. Gonna be sitting with this for a while.
this is probably one of the best episodes I've ever heard and this is one of my favorite shows...
Wow, that last story honestly ruined my day.
this lady was not very good,I did better abd I am a 69 year old living in UK !
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?
every single day more and more I listen to the episodes.... hope learn to make it for myself
Part 2: Great fiction! Total bullshit.