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This American Life

By Public Radio Exchange (PRX)

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Official app for the public radio program This American Life. Includes on-demand access to the show's entire archive of more than 500 episodes. Users can download five shows at a time for offline listening. Plus a 24 hour live stream of episodes, exclusive audio, video and text extras, staff picks, searching by contributor, and more. Show produced by Chicago Public Media. App developed by PRX.

What's New in Version 3.0.7

Improves app stability, playback reliability, episode search, performance monitoring.


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Customer Reviews

Excellent for content.. but prepare for bugginess!

I absolutely love the "This American Life" series. The podcasts are always so insightful and interesting. So, as broke as I am, I decided to take the plunge and pay for the app. I reckoned that for the amount that I use it, I'll definitely get my money's worth out of it. However, the app is so frustrating and is often so buggy. My main issues have been:

1. Sometimes when you search and then try to select your episode, it automatically selects the episode above or below and will not change no matter what.
2. You can't come back and listen where you left off (I often listen before work and don't finish an episode).
3. Sometimes, previously listened episodes just will not play at all. Often have to restart the app, but sometimes that doesn't even work.

Over all, a great app for content but it's not very flexible for the user.

Buggiest. App. Ever.

Honestly, the developers of this app need to be fired - it's a travesty. Occasionally an update will fix issues, but more often than not it just makes it unusable.

Before the latest update I had 5 shows downloaded that I wanted to listen to. Since the update I haven't been able to play any of them. What's more is if I try to delete any of them I get a message to say I've reached my download limit and it won't let me. So I'm stuck with 5 shows I can't listen to and can't delete and no way of downloading more.

My phone reception is pretty crappy on my commute so I always download shows at home to listen to. Not being able to do that means the app is now totally useless to me, which is such a shame when I absolutely love the show itself.

I'd be likely to let it slide if I hadn't actually paid money for this. An absolute joke.

Excellent content, poor usability

A wonderful app, probably my favourite on my phone. I use it in the bath or on the road and it teaches me a plethora of new things from a variety of different opinions. Please get involved and listen! One mega negative- it's very temperamental. Offline mode never works, can't access all shows, even when online it rarely works.

This American Life
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • £2.29
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.0.7
  • Size: 10.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.

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