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This American Life

A Society, Culture 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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676: Here’s Looking at You, Kid
Adults telling kids who they are, and kids wondering — are they right?
199: House on Loon Lake
A real-life Hardy Boys mystery. More than most of our shows, this one lends itself to a Hollywood-style tagline. Perhaps: "The House at Loon Lake: You Might Break In ... But You'll Never Forget." Or, "The House at Loon Lake: Dead Letters Tell No Ta…
675: I’m on TV??
What it's like to be momentarily big on the small screen. 


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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. "
rseth8 reviewed this podcast 13 days ago
"You'll love it! If you like Serial, you'll enjoy this podcast. Different themes and stories every week, I look forward to Monday morning drives to work just for this. "
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."

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Apr 3rd, 2017
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May 26th, 2019
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