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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
  • 750: The Ferryman

    Oct 17 2021
    Stories about getting from Point A to Point B—with expert assistance.
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    59 mins
  • 203: Recordings for Someone

    Oct 10 2021
    Personal recordings one person made for just one other person, including what some have called the greatest phone message ever.
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    1 hr
  • 749: My Bad

    Oct 3 2021
    An hour devoted to embarrassing stories. They’re not always just little moments – funny, daily stuff that we laugh about later. Some can change you for the rest of your life.
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    1 hr and 4 mins

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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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An author is the creator or originator of any written work such as a book or play, and is also considered a writer or poet. More broadly defined, an author is "the person who originated or gave existence to anything"

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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