This American Life

By This American Life

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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.

Episode Date
681: Escape From the Lab
1:01:01
What happens when our most ingenious creations actually make it out into the world.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/Rm4G-6v3OFA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 18, 2019
409: Held Hostage
59:08
Stories of people held captive — by criminals, by paperwork, and in one man's case, his own body — and the ways they try to cope.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/9vZPmFsYwjY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 11, 2019
585: In Defense of Ignorance
1:02:49
Exactly how incompetent you are. What your ex’s best friend really thinks of you. The approximate time that you will die. Some things in life are better not to know about. And sometimes there can be a benefit to not knowing. In this episode — examples of ignorance truly being bliss, or even being an asset.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/Y9Xwi24VwWA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 04, 2019
680: The Weight Of Words
59:13
Words mean things, but some words are especially meaningful — whether in a survival manual, a song lyric, or a slur.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/sCFNTZ9iHsw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 28, 2019
679: Save the Girl
01:01:52
People go on missions to save young girls from danger. But sometimes they get so caught up in the mission that it overshadows the girl herself.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/elo687HbVEk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 14, 2019
678: The Wannabes
01:09:17
This country is crawling in presidential candidates right now and they're bumping into each other in Des Moines and yelling over each other in Miami. We hang out with them, in this weird early period of the election when they're easy to walk right up to.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/1PAe0308eH0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 07, 2019
677: Seeing Yourself In the Wild
01:02:25
Stories of those unexpected moments when we see who we really are.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/g_7Akfd5X3M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 16, 2019
676: Here’s Looking at You, Kid
01:01:48
Adults telling kids who they are, and kids wondering — are they right?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/pDn7f2F5H2U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 02, 2019
675: I’m on TV??
01:01:03
What it's like to be momentarily big on the small screen. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/q8_qSAT36kg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 19, 2019
674: Get a Spine!
01:05:16
Stories of people standing up for themselves, shaking off their fear, bracing themselves, and doing what they’ve been scared to do.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/JtpTlq2pK1M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 12, 2019