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This American Life
This American Life
This American Life

Each week we choose a theme. Then anything can happen. This American Life is true stories that unfold like little movies for... more

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816: Poultry Slam

During the highest turkey consumption period of the year, we bring you a This American Life tradition: stories of turkeys, chickens, geese, ducks,... more

26 Nov 2023 · 57 minutes
815: How I Learned to Shave

Things our dads taught us, whether they intended to or not. Prologue: Ira talks about the time his dad taught him... more

19 Nov 2023 · 1 hour,
814: Parents Are People

What happens when you realize the people in charge don’t have the answers. Prologue: Guest Host Chana Joffe-Walt asks her kids... more

12 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
813: Is That What I Look Like?

You've been seeing yourself, getting to know what you look like, your whole life. So why does it often take... more

05 Nov 2023 · 56 minutes
812: The Bear at the End of the Tunnel

People who have a good, long time to think about what they’re doing, look hard at what’s ahead of them,... more

22 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
811: The One Place I Can’t Go

Spots we’re avoiding in our private maps of the world. Prologue: Guest host Bim Adewunmi talks to her cousin Kamyl about... more

01 Oct 2023 · 1 hour,
810: Say It to My Face

Friends and ex-friends finally talk about the one thing between them they've been avoiding. Prologue: Host Ira Glass tells a story... more

17 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
809: The Call

One call to a very unusual hotline, and everything that followed. Prologue: Ira talks about a priest who set up what... more

10 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
808: The Rest of the Story

Legendary radio broadcaster Paul Harvey had a popular show called “The Rest of the Story.” Today on our show, we... more

20 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
807: Eight Fights

Nadia's family is split between Russia and Ukraine, which is pretty common. And when Russia invaded Ukraine, it didn’t just... more

06 Aug 2023 · 1 hour,
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816: Poultry Slam
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