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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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688: The Out Crowd

688: The Out Crowd

2019-11-1701:08:0850

Reports from the frontlines of the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy. We hear from asylum seekers waiting across the border in Mexico, in a makeshift refugee camp,  and from the officers who sent them there to wait in the first place. 
687: Small Things Considered

687: Small Things Considered

2019-11-1001:01:4460

Stories about being little. Secret writings in tiny letters. The power of a very small number. And a medication that's supposed to cure shortness. 
239: Lost in America

239: Lost in America

2019-11-0300:59:2666

Stories of people who are lost, histories that are lost, and things that are lost. This show was recorded onstage in front of audiences on a five-city tour in May 2003. The cities: Boston, Washington DC, Portland Oregon, Denver and Chicago. Featuring house band OK Go.
For the week leading up to Halloween, scary stories that are all true. Kidnappings, zombie raccoons, haunted houses—real haunted houses!—and things that go "EEEEK!!!" in the night. Plus, a story by David Sedaris, in which he walks among the dead.
686: Umbrellas Up

686: Umbrellas Up

2019-10-2001:12:56109

For over 100 days now, protesters in Hong Kong have taken to the streets every weekend. What it’s like to live through that.
685: We Come From Small Places

685: We Come From Small Places

2019-10-1300:58:4375

The staff goes to one of the biggest parties in New York City, the Labor Day Carnival and the West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn.
684: Burn It Down

684: Burn It Down

2019-09-2901:01:43121

Stories of people who decide the only way forward — for real change — is to burn everything to the ground.
683: Beer Summit

683: Beer Summit

2019-09-2201:07:56104

Two people, sitting down over a beer, hashing out their differences and understanding where the other guy is coming from. Hard to imagine these days, right? It's so rare right now that someone is curious enough to actually see the other person's point of view. This week on the show, beer summits. Including going behind the scenes of the most famous one ever.
682: Ten Sessions

682: Ten Sessions

2019-08-2500:59:40196

What if someone told you about a type of therapy that could help you work through unhealed trauma in just ten sessions? Some people knock through it in two weeks. Jaime Lowe tried the therapy—and recorded it.
681: Escape From the Lab

681: Escape From the Lab

2019-08-1800:59:33125

What happens when our most ingenious creations actually make it out into the world.
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Heidi Moffett

Having had pet rats, this is a horrible one.

Nov 20th
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Peggy Huber

Is there anything we can do to help protect or support refugees like these families? Reputable organizations to contact or donate to? What can be done to stop the persecution in these countries?

Nov 20th
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JML

sounds like a "white bummer" episode.

Nov 19th
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Allie Bob

where did the hong kong episode go??

Nov 19th
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SwissSandra

This one was so hard to listen to... utterly heartbreaking at times. 😭

Nov 18th
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BRINGER VIDEMUS

thanks for this

Nov 16th
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Holls Balls

My boyfriend is 5’4”.... he swears he’s 5’6”, no honey, you are rounding up. I’m barely 5’3 and he’s an inch taller. But I love his short ass any way :3

Nov 15th
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Amanda de Boer

OMG, those little vaseline pots are AWESOME for men and kids. My husband doesn't like lip balms because they're too much like putting on lipstick he finds, plus he's not fond of the consistency. He can put the little vaseline pots in his jean/pants pocket without it being bulky, and use it for his chapped lips. they're not silly or useless, they're FANTASTIC. My kindergartener also likes them for school - she uses it on her lips as well, and since she tends to get chapped mouth/face (far around her lips from licking so much in cold, dry weather) the vaseline is good for applying on such a large area.

Nov 13th
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Cory

1st two acts are interesting. 3rd act, a young woman laments how hard life is in her early 20s with the voice of a goth 15yo. Im good.

Nov 13th
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Dr. Thangkenstein

I thought this was going to be an episode about scientific advancement in the modern world. 🙄 Teasing us with catastrophized sci-fi scenarios about Jurassic Park and crazy" genetic engineers, and then giving us this trite stuff about reality TV and sex toys, was really obnoxious.

Nov 12th
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Andrea

First episode of discovering this podcast and I can’t take this feminine lisp of a narrator. Gross...I’m guessing he crosses his legs when he sits.

Nov 12th
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Andrea

Mental

Nov 12th
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Marta Savova

I wish that someone whose job is his voice would just take the day off when they sound OFF. I get grossed out listening to his sick throat.

Nov 11th
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Philly Burbs

My sister's son was always the shortest in his class. Her husband's family was short. My side was average. Both sides are Italian. Italian's are on the short side of the height scale. They were obsessed with my nephew's height. They could not afford growth hormone shots. The summer before his senior year in high school, he grew like a weed. He stopped growing in his 20's & is now 6'3". He looks like he can be Derek Jeter's brother. If they did have the money, he would be 6'7 or taller. His wife is 5'2. Would a 6'7 man even date a woman who is 5'2"? They have beautiful kids. Would they even be here?

Nov 11th
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Hanna Debora

I loved this episode! the live music really added to it❤

Nov 10th
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Messdnys

why did those idiots waste so much time with tire irons and knives?? Shoot the damn thing!

Nov 8th
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Patrick Jonas

paid promotion

Nov 7th
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Nov 7th
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Holls Balls

These medical professionals are a joke. It’s like the time I got my hand crushed by a dirty piece of ply wood, tons of deep splinters, and was told when I went to get a tetanus shot “oh you can only get tetanus from rusty metal”.

Nov 5th
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Jeremy Mesiano-Crookston

is it possible to do a New Yorker radio program not featuring David Sedaris? can we not escape the horrible, tedious claws of David Sedaris? if only David Sedaris was a ghost who can be banished.

Nov 4th
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