This American Life

A SocietyCulture and Arts podcast featuring Ira Glass
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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.

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People tossing words out into the world impulsively. And how they ignite and burn. Over decades.
Love makes us do crazy things. But usually not this crazy. This week for Valentine's Day we have stories of people going to extremes to find and pursue their one true love.
Intimate and personal dispatches from two very different battlefields: A small town in the Syrian war. And the U.S. opioid epidemic. Each came from a DIY radio outfit. (Okay, one’s a podcast.)

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AdamWK reviewed this podcast on Jun 12th, 2017
"The elder statesman of podcasting has not lost its touch or panache for telling some of the most interesting and compelling stories in any medium. While every episode is at least above average, when This American Life hits on a good story, it's talked about the world over. "
Emily.boda reviewed this podcast on Oct 24th, 2017
"When they create a podcast hall of fame, it will be named after Ira Glass and this radio show will be the first one inducted."
shuttrking reviewed this podcast on Jun 13th, 2017
"The original storytelling radio show and podcast. Ira Glass and his team of reporters have taught me more about the world than just about any other source. The empathy that Ira shows in regards to every single topic never ceases to make this show one of the very best."

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Podcast Details
Apr 3rd, 2017
Latest Episode
Feb 17th, 2019
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