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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 s



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#583: It’ll Make Sense When You’re Older

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

At first, it’s super annoying, getting told it’ll make sense when you’re older. Then, when you’re a teenager, hard lessons are learned, despite your best efforts to be too cool to care. By the time you’re actually old, you know a bunch of stuff— and you’re desperate to hold onto it. You might even wonder HOW you know all the things you know. Hosted by Chana Joffe-Walt and featuring SNL’s Sasheer Zamata.(image)


Media Files:
http://feed.thisamericanlife.org/~r/talpodcast/~5/QiBp1JZM_Co/583.mp3




#614: The Other Mr. President

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Since Russia meddled in our election, there's been concern that the fake news and disinformation that's so prevalent there could be taking hold in this country. But is that hyperbole? This week we look at what it's actually like to live in the confusing information landscape that is Putin's Russia.(image)


Media Files:
http://feed.thisamericanlife.org/~r/talpodcast/~5/59SojLz1z68/614.mp3




#585: In Defense of Ignorance

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Exactly how incompetent you are. What your ex’s best friend really thinks of you. The approximate time that you will die. Some things in life are better not to know about. And sometimes there can be a benefit to not knowing. In this episode, examples of ignorance truly being bliss, or even being an asset.(image)


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http://feed.thisamericanlife.org/~r/talpodcast/~5/bUFzJJycHPw/585.mp3




#613: OK, I’ll Do It

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Stories of people who decide that they are the best person for the job, no matter how dangerous. Including a story about a stay-at-home mom with a history of gun running for a guerilla organization, and a surgeon who does surgery...on himself.(image)


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http://feed.thisamericanlife.org/~r/talpodcast/~5/aIprIPMJswc/613.mp3