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This American Life

By This American Life  

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.

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.

 

#10

709: The Reprieve

Michigan has passed its Covid-19 peak, and the state has started opening up. But it’s still been intensely difficult for the staff in the ICU at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. We've embedded with them over the past few months, and tracked how this pandemic has changed them and their city.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/0T91gA5XO9o) ... Read more

28 Jun 2020

1 HR 18 MINS

1:18:23

28 Jun 2020


#9

684: Burn It Down

In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, people everywhere are demanding that police departments change not just their rules, but the culture inside that leads to these deaths. But those things are notoriously hard to change. As a case study, here's the story of a fire department that gets a new boss who starts a war with his own firefighters, to change their macho, racist culture. They fight back hard.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/Qd7vp_aiwjE) ... Read more

21 Jun 2020

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:51

21 Jun 2020


#8

708: Here, Again

An exhaustingly familiar story. Maybe it’ll have a different ending this time, but maybe not. We hear what different people said and did one weekend in reaction to the killing of George Floyd.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/uAYTplsX3lQ) ... Read more

14 Jun 2020

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:55

14 Jun 2020


#7

707: We Are in the Future

In this moment of sorrow, protest, and rage in the wake of George Floyd’s death, we offer this as a break from the dreadful present: our show about Afrofuturism. It’s a way of looking at Black culture that’s fantastic and hopeful, which feels especially urgent during a time without a lot of optimism. Featuring the song "The Deep" by clppng.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/TLJFA1lTGZI) ... Read more

07 Jun 2020

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:24

07 Jun 2020


#6

706: A Mess to Be Reckoned With

Lissa Yellow Bird searches for missing people. Cold cases, mostly. People no one else is looking for. It’s not her job, but a lot of Native Americans go missing and their cases remain unsolved, so families often ask Lissa for help. But then, Lissa’s own niece goes missing. ![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/07WvCp-jKRc) ... Read more

31 May 2020

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:37

31 May 2020


#5

705: Time Out

While sports of all kinds have been put on pause, we bring you favorite stories from back when people were still on football fields, boxing rings, and basketball courts.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/uLoGIrLb1Q8) ... Read more

24 May 2020

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:33

24 May 2020


#4

704: Our Pulitzer-Winning Episode

Last week, our episode "The Out Crowd" won the very first Pulitzer Prize ever awarded to a radio show. This is the episode that won, with some updates on the stories. Hear what the Trump administration’s "Remain in Mexico" policy actually means, on the ground, at the Mexican border.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/EoBasC0xtKs) ... Read more

17 May 2020

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:19

17 May 2020


#3

703: Stuck!

During a time when a lot of us feel like we are living in a holding pattern, stories of people feeling stuck.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/SKITGdzz-zg) ... Read more

10 May 2020

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:16

10 May 2020


#2

702: One Last Thing Before I Go

Words can seem so puny and ineffective sometimes. On this show, we have stories in which ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to their loved ones, using a combination of small talk and not-so-small talk.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/kuRw5UvDrq0) ... Read more

26 Apr 2020

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:25

26 Apr 2020


#1

701: Black Box

Desperate to know what happened to his family, a man obsessively decodes the only information about them he can get. That, and other stories of people looking into the void for answers.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/yMpJ9_VRO7Q) ... Read more

19 Apr 2020

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:28

19 Apr 2020