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This American Life

Podcast Series 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.

Series Episodes

549: Amateur Hour

549: Amateur Hour

People put in positions they’re completely unqualified to handle, but who try to make it work anyway. Including one story of a tough group of soldiers who attempt to save lives through the power of show tunes.

4 April Finished

676: Here’s Looking at You, Kid

676: Here’s Looking at You, Kid

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Adults telling kids who they are, and kids wondering — are they right?

1 hour 1 min

28 March Finished

734: The Campus Tour Has Been Cancelled

734: The Campus Tour Has Been Cancelled

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?

1 hour 1 min

21 March Finished

695: Everyone's a Critic

695: Everyone's a Critic

People squirming in a world where everything is rated and reviewed.

1 hour

14 March Finished

733: Warriors in the Garden

733: Warriors in the Garden

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.

1 hour 6 mins

7 March Finished

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