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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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436: The Psychopath Test

We heard about a test that could determine if someone was a psychopath. So, naturally, our staff decided to take... more

18 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
741: The Weight of Words

Words mean things, but some words are especially meaningful.

11 Jul 2021 · 1 hour,
740: There. I Fixed It.

Solving problems using very extreme measures.

04 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
539: The Leap

Most of us go from day to day just coasting on the status quo. If it ain’t broke, why fix... more

27 Jun 2021 · 59 minutes
739: Sisters

Sisters build worlds together, worlds that are just for them. Stories about the bonds between sisters and how they get... more

13 Jun 2021 · 59 minutes
738: Good Grief!

So many of us, we don’t want to think about death. We avoid grieving when we lose someone, distract ourselves,... more

30 May 2021 · 59 minutes
737: The Daily

An ode to life's daily practices, and what you learn from doing a thing every single day.

16 May 2021 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
736: The Herd

What happens when your own community suddenly turns on you?

25 Apr 2021 · 1 hour,
735: Bloody Feelings

Stories about the power of blood.

11 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
734: The Campus Tour Has Been Cancelled

How the pandemic has thrown college admissions process into a kind of slow-motion chaos. One of the biggest changes: most... more

21 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
This American Life
436: The Psychopath Test
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