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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 stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
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J K

8g ,q . , .9

Jan 20th
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Jesse

Liberal Trash. 2 Thumbs down.

Jan 20th
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Justin Simone

with this title should've done it at episode 666

Jan 19th
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Peter Franklin

Justin Simone actually the title is perfect as its" before" things go to hell!

Jan 20th
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Alex Mercedes

I couldn't have predicted how much comfort I'd get from hearing this history of the immigration conversation. you just don't know, can't predict who will show up, what alliances will form... great episode.

Jan 19th
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Lisa Lawson

10 NEON 20.18. GOD

Jan 18th
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Ming Yang

A lovely piece!

Jan 18th
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Gurushakti Noriega

I am studying to be a librarian, and I truly believe that libraries should never be on the budget cutting board. A librarian out there is making magic.

Jan 18th
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Bruno Sousa

Brazil está ouvindo.

Jan 16th
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Cliff Bates

This was good until woman number 2 came on and said "like" every other sentence. Made it unlistenable.

Jan 15th
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Gabriella Arroyo

wow that screenplay writer is kind of rude.... what a waste of an opportunity to broadcast her movie! she was so apathetic to her ex-husband's feelings. 10/10 won't watch.

Jan 15th
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Susan Suzy

First story is amusing. Second story is interesting but too long and political. Last story is total bs. The hosts need to study quantum mechanics which absolutely proves that we have free will. Also all the great ancient texts and spiritual writings, including the Kabala and the Vedas describe free will as part of human spiritual evolution. The fact that in Quantum mechanics we see that subatomic particles exist as fuzzy waves and only solidify into particles when we observe or measure them, shows that we determine our reality. It is our consciousness that transforms waves of energy into particles of matter. Smoke THAT, Ira Glass!

Jan 14th
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sparkle butt

BEFORE things went to hell, episode 665. lol clever

Jan 14th
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andrea richardson

Cring factor high: a divorce is made into a movie, the trailer is viewed on social media, it's picked up by a podcast and the viewing and subsequent discussion is recorded for public discourse. That said, is a solid piece of writing with all the dramatic elements.

Jan 14th
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Amy Fink

I was crying!

Jan 12th
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Michelle McCurdy

One of my many favorites - thank you!! Getting all the kids in the carpool to listen to this one!

Jan 11th
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Michelle McCurdy

Great podcast! Those who stopped listening because they didn't like hearing about Newt, missed out on the very last segment. Totally mind blowing - changed my perspective on life in a very deep way. The first piece was hilarious. The piece on Newt was eye-opening - helpful to understand these origins - simply truth and far from the "liberal garbage" some have called it (and in doing so, oddly prove the point about how effective Newt's strategy has been). It is so unfortunate that because "liberals" believe in truth, that truth gets a bad rap.

Jan 11th
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Jay Gamble

i love this channel

Jan 11th
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Dean Fisher

Qq

Jan 10th
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Robert Kelley

when one has surgery, there's always a chance of death. so we should get rid of all surgery. this is what you're saying with walls. All walls are not to keep people out but some walls keep people in. But this is not the situation in America.

Jan 9th
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daesfu

Robert Kelley nope no one is saying that.

Jan 12th
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Bjørn Håvard Bakken

It's incredible to me the things some people give themselves license to do if they think they have a god on their side. And then you add around them a whole system of acceptance, normalization and social control - aka a religious community - and it is only a matter of time before kids are violated in one way or another. I know; this is an old, trite anti-religious argument that's made by non-religious people like me all the time, but it just seems to be confirmed over and over again.

Jan 7th
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