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This American Life
This American Life
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... more

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Episodes

786: It's a Game Show!

Something we’ve never done before: true stories told in the form of a game show.

04 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
785: Through the Looking Glass

People trying to coax each other across the line, from one side to the other.

27 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
351: Return to Childhood

People who try to revisit their childhoods—what they find and what they do not find.

20 Nov 2022 · 59 minutes
732: Secrets

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

13 Nov 2022 · 1 hour,
784: Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map

Not long ago, Republicans in Ohio passed a constitutional amendment to end gerrymandering in the state. And then a funny... more

06 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
783: Kids These Days

We hear from kids who are dealing with some of the country’s most contentious debates. Debates that are supposedly about... more

30 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
782: Family Dig

Two people go on excavations of their families’ pasts. Including the first episode of the new podcast, “We Were Three,”... more

16 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
781: Watching the Watchers

People taking it upon themselves to keep an eye on those in charge.

09 Oct 2022 · 1 hour,
780: Setting the Record Straight

Getting to the facts can be difficult, but it’s always the right thing to do. Except when it isn’t.

02 Oct 2022 · 59 minutes
779: Ends of the Earth

An exploration of the very upper limits of what you do for someone you love.

18 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
This American Life
786: It's a Game Show!
This American Life