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This American Life

This American Life
10 episodes
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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233: Starting From Scratch

People starting over—sometimes because they want to, other times because they have to.

588: 588: Mind Games

People who try simple mind games on others and find themselves in way over their heads.

736: The Herd

What happens when your own community suddenly turns on you?

691: Gardens of Branching Paths

Other universes that are just like our own, but with one small difference.

735: Bloody Feelings

Stories about the power of blood, and how the strong feelings it evokes push us to act in sometimes unexpected ways.

734: The Campus Tour Has Been Cancelled

We look at how the coronavirus pandemic is causing tectonic shifts in the college admissions process. Without the SATs, a majority of universities have gone test-optional. What will this mean for the future of higher education?

733: Warriors in the Garden

This week, three men who came together to protest the murder of George Floyd. They were unified, loud, and impressive, but over time these three friends end up in three very different places.

732: Secrets

Why we tell them, and what happens after we do.

731: What Lies Beneath

Stories of people summoning up stuff that’s usually hidden down deep.

730: The Empty Chair

Things we’ve lost in the past year — since the first American coronavirus case — that we haven’t talked about so much. Gossip. The chance to make new friends. And much larger stuff.