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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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635: Chip in My Brain

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000

A boy who can’t dribble gets a coach, a new best friend, and something to believe in.(image)

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550: Three Miles

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000

There’s a program that brings together kids from two schools. One school is public and in the country’s poorest congressional district. The other is private and costs $43,000/year. They are three miles apart. The hope is that kids connect, but some of the public school kids just can’t get over the divide. We hear what happens when you get to see the other side and it looks a lot better. (image)

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596: Becoming a Badger

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000

This week, stories about people trying their best to turn themselves into something else—like a badger. Or a professional comedian, in a language they didn’t grow up speaking.(image)

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634: Human Error in Volatile Situations

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Even the best laid plans can go catastrophically wrong when humans get involved. This week, people bungle simple operations on some of the most dangerous weapons in the world.(image)

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