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This American Life

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.

#603: Once More, With Feeling 2017/11/20, 02:00
#603: Once More, With Feeling

Stories of people who decide to rethink the way they’ve been doing things, or try to get others to do that. Including a woman who decides to confront the men who catcall her, and get them to give it up forever.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/idIlJCIHqUQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

#631: So a Monkey and a Horse Walk Into a Bar 2017/11/13, 02:00
#631: So a Monkey and a Horse Walk Into a Bar

This week, blurring the line between animal and human.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/RfjRSH7nHr4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

#513: 129 Cars 2017/11/06, 02:00
#513: 129 Cars

We spend a month at a <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.towncountryjeepchryslerdodge.com/index.htm">Jeep dealership on Long Island</a> as they try to make their monthly sales goal: 129 cars. If they make it, they'll get a huge bonus from the manufacturer, possibly as high as $85,000 — enough to put them in the black for the month. If they don't make it, it'll be the second month in a row. So they pull out all the stops.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/j_-Q8qIFYME" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

#630: Things I Mean to Know 2017/10/30, 02:00
#630: Things I Mean to Know

There are so many facts about the world that we take for granted—without ever questioning how we know them. Of course the earth revolves around the sun. Of course my dog loves me. But how exactly do we know things like that are true? This week, stories of people trying to unspool some of life’s certainties, and what they find.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/Fb9HGLuYoHA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

#583: It'll Make Sense When You're Older 2016/03/28, 04:00
#583: It'll Make Sense When You're Older

At first, it’s super annoying, getting told it’ll make sense when you’re older. Then, when you’re a teenager, hard lessons are learned, despite your best efforts to be too cool to care. By the time you’re actually old, you know a bunch of stuff— and you’re desperate to hold onto it. You might even wonder HOW you know all the things you know. Hosted by Chana Joffe-Walt and featuring SNL’s Sasheer Zamata.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/XtE4KIwPHas" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

#470: Show Me the Way 2016/03/21, 02:00
#470: Show Me the Way

Stories about people in trouble, who look for help in mystifying places. A 15-year-old boy travels more than 1,000 miles, alone, to seek out his hero, whom he's never met. And from the archive of <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.cbc.ca/wiretap"><em>Wiretap</em></a>, Jonathan Goldstein and David Rakoff tell the story of a man with a terrible medical problem, hoping for a cure from a famous doctor &mdash; who only communicates in rhyme.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/5WpVDGaUqf4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

#582: When the Beasts Come Marching In 2016/03/14, 02:00
#582: When the Beasts Come Marching In

We human beings think we run the world, that we’ve got things under control. And then an animal shows up, and things don’t go as planned. We have stories this week where seals, wolves and a moose drop in and show us who isn't boss.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/AvU1ng03HX4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

#464: Invisible Made Visible 2016/03/07, 02:00
#464: Invisible Made Visible

The radio version of an episode we did live on stage and beamed to movie theaters. David Sedaris, Tig Notaro, Ryan Knighton, and the late David Rakoff, in his final performance on the show.<br><br><br><br>The other half of this two-hour show was visual, including dancers, animation, and more. You can <a rel="nofollow" href="http://live.thisamericanlife.org">download video</a> of the entire show.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/ZSDJ4tC46XE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

#549: Amateur Hour 2016/02/08, 02:00
#549: Amateur Hour

This week, stories of people who are in put into positions they’re completely unqualified to handle … but who try to make it work anyway. Including one story of a tough group of soldiers who attempt to save lives through the power of show tunes.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/G4bI0ha8qZw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

#578: I Thought I Knew You 2016/02/01, 02:00
#578: I Thought I Knew You

This week, stories of people who are feeling the ground shift underneath them when people they are close to change. Including conservative radio host Tony Beam in South Carolina who is completely baffled by the candidate his audience has decided to get behind this election season.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/Cp7WaggtzTk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>