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This American Life

This American Life

This American Life
Society & Culture
10 episodes
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.
  • People starting over—sometimes because they want to, other times because they have to.
    Play1h 52s
  • People who try simple mind games on others and find themselves in way over their heads.
    Play1h 3s
  • What happens when your own community suddenly turns on you?
    Play1h 48s
  • Other universes that are just like our own, but with one small difference.
    Play1h 6m 44s
  • Stories about the power of blood.
    Play1h 2m 10s
  • How the pandemic has thrown college admissions process into a kind of slow-motion chaos. One of the biggest changes: most colleges have stopped requiring the SAT. For decades, there’s been a debate over whether schools should drop the test. What’s it mean that it finally happened?
    Play1h 1m 10s
  • This week, three men who came together to protest the murder of George Floyd. They were unified, loud, and impressive, but over time these three friends end up in three very different places.
    Play1h 6m 43s
  • Why we tell them, and what happens after we do.
    Play1h 21s
  • Stories of people summoning up stuff that’s usually hidden down deep.
    Play1h 1m 9s
  • Things we’ve lost in the past year — since the first American coronavirus case — that we haven’t talked about so much. Gossip. The chance to make new friends. And much larger stuff.
    Play59m 43s