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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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#597: One Last Thing Before I Go

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Words can seem so puny and ineffective sometimes. On this show, we have stories in which ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to their loved ones, using a combination of small talk and not-so-small talk.(image)


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#625: Essay B

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000

In 1967, the first two black students were enrolled at an all-white private boarding school in Virginia. The main reason they were there? To benefit the white kids. This week: stories about being enlisted to benefit another person’s educational experience. A version of this story appears in The New York Times Magazine.(image)


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#624: Private Geography

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Everyone walks around on their own private map of the world. The places we’re from and how they made us, whether we like it or not.(image)


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#282: DIY

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0000

After four lawyers fail to get an innocent man out of prison, his friend takes on the case himself. He becomes a do-it-yourself investigator. He learns to read court records, he tracks down hard-to-find witnesses, he gets the real murderer to come forward with his story. In the end, he's able to accomplish all sorts of things the police and the professionals can't.(image)


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