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This American Life

This American Life

A weekly Storytelling and Arts podcast featuring Ira Glass, Lilly Sullivan and Emanuele Berry
 277 people rated this podcast
This American Life

This American Life

This American Life

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This American Life

This American Life

This American Life

A weekly Storytelling and Arts podcast featuring Ira Glass, Lilly Sullivan and Emanuele Berry
 277 people rated this podcast
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Wonderful podcast. They typically tell a few different short stories every week but will sometimes focus on one longer story. They have made me laugh and also have brought me to tears. Meaningful reporting and investigative journalism at its finest.
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.
This show really drags you into the story. It's always a pleasure to listen to it.
Always a staple in the public radio community now I can listen to my favorite episodes in podcast form. Enjoyable, informing, and always allows me to enjoy a good listen, Ira Glass is always on point.
This American Life is always my go-to when I want to listen to a podcast but don't know what I'm in the mood to listen to. The show has such a wide range of stories, but they're all produced so well that, even if it's a topic I perhaps wouldn't have chosen to listen to otherwise, I find myself completely enveloped in the story. Thank you to the This American Life team for capturing such a wide range of stories, experiences, and people.
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.
I listen to this podcast every week. Taking the normal and turning it into wonderful indepth and connected stories is what they do, and they do it extremely well!
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.
Ira is the best. I have been listening since the NPR days. Good stories and so consistent. ?
A straight up classic. Various stories based on a central theme, though I would argue that theme is very loosely based sometimes. Still this is the show that is the most consistent out there. I do feel like they re-release shows too often though.
First podcast I ever listened to, over twenty years ago, and I still listen to this day.
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I have a list of interests around which I gather podcasts and select episodes. But I always let TAL take me 'on an journey' without checking the description of its episodes. TAL pulls me into the stories they tell and at the end I'm, without fail, glad I was part of the trip.
This is another show that will continue to delight. More journalistic than personal stories but the pay off is the connection to current events and society. I would recommend starting with a "Best of" list and then listening to episodes as they interest you.4/5 good ole fashioned radio shows phoenix-ed into a new medium
Extremely high quality of presentation coupled with thoughtful content makes for a very educational and entertaining hour each week.
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I am happy to be here.
This American Life is an award-winning public radio show hosted by Ira Glass and produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media. With a weekly listenership of 2.2 million people across over 500 stations and an additional 2.5 million people downloading the weekly podcast, this show has become a cultural touchstone and one of the most popular and influential programs in the world of public radio.Each episode of This American Life offers a unique and thought-provoking exploration of a particular theme or topic, using a mix of storytelling, interviews, and soundscapes to create an immersive and engaging listening experience. From personal narratives to investigative journalism, the show covers a wide range of subjects, from politics and social issues to pop culture and everyday life.One of the strengths of This American Life is its ability to bring nuance and depth to complex issues, presenting multiple perspectives and exploring the nuances of each story. Whether it's a deep dive into a little-known corner of American history or a personal reflection on the human experience, the show consistently delivers insightful, moving, and thought-provoking content.Overall, This American Life is a must-listen for anyone who appreciates great storytelling, thoughtful analysis, and a deep engagement with the world around us. With its diverse range of topics and consistently high production values, it's no wonder that this show has won all of the major broadcasting awards and has become a beloved institution in the world of public radio.
The one podcast I make sure to listen to every week!
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