This American Life

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 Nov 16, 2018
Thought provoking podcast. Excellent reporting on difficult subject.

 Nov 10, 2018


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.

Episode Date
663: How I Read It
Documents you don't normally think of, showing you things you didn't expect. <img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 09, 2018
479: Little War on the Prairie
Growing up in Mankato, Minnesota, John Biewen says, nobody ever talked about the most important historical event ever to happen there: in 1862, it was the site of the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Thirty-eight Dakota Indians were hanged after a war with white settlers. John went back to Minnesota to figure out what really happened 150 years ago, and why Minnesotans didn’t talk about it much after.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 02, 2018
492: Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Benjamin Gilmer gets a job at a rural clinic. He finds out he’s replaced someone — also named Dr. Gilmer — who went to prison after killing his own father. But the more Benjamin’s patients talk about the other Dr. Gilmer, the more confused he becomes. Everyone loved the old Dr. Gilmer. So Benjamin starts digging around, trying to understand how a good man can seemingly turn bad.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 25, 2018
662: Where There Is a Will
Stories of people who believe there is always a way. And also those who don’t.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 18, 2018
660: Hoaxing Yourself
Stories of people who tell a lie and then believe the lie more than anyone else does. In other words: Stories about people pulling hoaxes...on themselves.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 04, 2018
659: Before the Next One
There’s no rulebook on how to handle a school shooting. And no real way to prepare for one. This week, people take what they’ve learned from these tragedies and try to use that knowledge to save others.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 14, 2018
658: The Unhappy Deciders
Making big decisions about other people's lives can feel pretty awful. Zoe Chace followed Senator Jeff Flake as he decided to force the Senate to delay its vote on Judge Kavanaugh. Among her discoveries: Those protestors in the elevator? They aren’t the reason he did what he did. <img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 07, 2018
657: The Runaways
A bunch of teenagers go missing from a town in Long Island. For months, the police treat them as runaways, ignoring the kids' parents, who keep trying to tell them otherwise. They keep trying to tell them that something much worse might have happened.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 23, 2018
656: Let Me Count the Ways
Yes, youʼve heard about the family separations. Youʼve heard about the travel ban. But there are dozens of ways the Trump administration is cracking down on immigration across many agencies, sometimes in ways so small and technical it doesnʼt make headlines. This week, the quiet bureaucratic war that’s even targeting legal immigrants.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 16, 2018
655: The Not-So-Great Unknown
What happens when unadventurous people end up in adventurous situations. Like an astronaut who goes to places no one has gone before, even though he’s not really into outer space.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 26, 2018