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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.
    Copyright 1995-2021 This American Life
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Episodes
  • 742: The Thing I'm Getting Over

    Jul 25 2021
    In this summer when we're trying to recover from everything at once, stories of people trying to define what recovery means for themselves.
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    1 hr
  • 436: The Psychopath Test

    Jul 18 2021
    We heard about a test that could determine if someone was a psychopath. So, naturally, our staff decided to take it. 
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    1 hr and 2 mins
  • 741: The Weight of Words

    Jul 11 2021
    Words mean things, but some words are especially meaningful.
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    1 hr and 1 min

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TAL is the greatest podcast ever assembled. Ira Glass is an icon. I have a tattoo of their logo--that's how good it is

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best writing being broadcast

No moment listening is wasted. Interesting topics are thoughtfully presented. I look forward to its release every week AND I love digging around in the back issues.

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good episode of dealing with death and emotion

Children dealing with death of a fictional character that was very close to do of them. Revealing your personal issues with those you love. Dealing with how people make decisions be in the face of covid-19.

Good stories and rare for me to rate one if these 4 starts because almost all of them are compelling stories. Maybe this one just didn't resonate with me like the others tend to?

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This book is very nice narration type is also good lots of new things in this book