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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 1.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to s

Copyright: Copyright 1995-2016 Ira Glass

#599: Seriously?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Watching lies become the truth in this year's election. And a few people who try to bridge the gap between the way the two sides see the facts.(image)

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#502: This Call May Be Recorded... To Save Your Life

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000

A journalist named Meron Estefanos gets a disturbing tip. She's given a phone number that supposedly belongs to a group of refugees being held hostage in the Sinai desert. She dials the number, and soon dozens of strangers are begging her to rescue them. How can she ignore them?(image)

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#598: My Undesirable Talent

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000

San Francisco’s Spider-Man burglar was remarkable. He dropped into buildings from skylights, leapt 10 feet from one roof to another. But mostly, his talent got him into trouble. This week, his story, and stories of other undesirable talents.(image)

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#560: Abdi and the Golden Ticket

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000

A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American. Abdi is a Somali refugee living in Kenya and gets the luckiest break of his life: he wins a lottery that puts him on a short list for a U.S. visa. This is his ticket out. But before he can cash in his golden ticket, the police start raiding his neighborhood, targeting refugees.(image)

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