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24 Hours at the Golden Apple

24 Hours at the Golden Apple

Update: 2020-11-2059
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For our 25th Anniversary, a favorite episode from 2000. We document one day in a Chicago diner called the Golden Apple, starting at 5 a.m. and going until 5 a.m. the next morning. We hear from the waitress who has worked the graveyard shift for over two decades, the regular customers who come every day, the couples working out their problems, assorted drunks, and, of course, cops.
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Jason Lamore

I would love it if you guys did another version of this. Version 2 to see how much it has changed.

Nov 23rd
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Emma McCleary

Love this episode...thank you team TAL

Feb 14th
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Sander

Great episode! My favorite so far.

Nov 24th
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Drew Anderson

Wow. Daniel seems like a real POS

Aug 20th
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dok dicer

phew... seems like Chicago is full of horrible people. The racist old woman, the drunk "journalism major", the Sex in the City couple, the time traveler... wouldn't want to spend a single second with those people in person... But good reporting anyway. :)

Jun 4th
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Kelsey Madas

about 15 minutes in, the audio becomes garbled.

May 20th
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Mark Matthieu

Pay phone, taxi's, pagers, smoking section in restaurants...so much change since then!

May 18th
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Rachel McVey

Ah man, I've been listening to This American Life every week for three years and this episode is absolutely my favorite! So cool to get these little snapshots from the lives of so many different kinds of people

May 16th
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Grant Mowbray

Great episode. would be interesting to hear a v2 done today. I love how this is an episode. without an agenda.

May 13th
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Guilherme Aquino

one of the best podcast episods ever

May 10th
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Maeve Healy

💕💕

May 6th
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Jennifer Demiter

my favorite episode. It was the first ever This American Life I ever heard.

May 6th
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