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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

713: Made to Be Broken

From the moment we wake up in the morning there are a trillion rules — big and little — governing our lives. But sometimes, we encounter one we just can't abide by. In a pitched moment of rule-questioning, a show about rules and the people who break them. ![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/l6-EGHDoe_w) ... Read more

09 Aug 2020

59 MINS

59:51

09 Aug 2020


#9

712: Nice White Parents

Years ago, producer Chana Joffe-Walt started reporting on one school in New York. She thought the story was about segregation and inequality in public schools. But the more she looked into it, the more she realized she was witnessing something else. She was seeing the inordinate power of white parents at this school. This is the first episode of Chana’s new mini-series: Nice White Parents. ![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/O41r15fJkx8) ... Read more

02 Aug 2020

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:05

02 Aug 2020


#8

443: Amusement Park

This week, we celebrate pre-coronavirus summertime fun: at amusement parks! Ira Glass takes us behind the scenes at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, where the young staff – coached by a funny, fun-loving boss just a little older than they are – truly seem to love their jobs.  ![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/fMdhrSvCeBE) ... Read more

26 Jul 2020

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:25

26 Jul 2020


#7

711: How to Be Alone

In space, in the ocean, by ourselves, or with others—we’re all just figuring out how to be apart.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/3HAmt1a9Ugk) ... Read more

19 Jul 2020

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:55

19 Jul 2020


#6

710: Umbrellas Down

As China's new national security law tightens its control over Hong Kong, we return to our episode about last fall's anti-government protests and check in to see how people are responding.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/nrsniSNNnTU) ... Read more

12 Jul 2020

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:46

12 Jul 2020


#5

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


#4

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


#3

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


#2

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


#1

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