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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 3.0.8

Bug fixes and stability improvements.


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Customer Reviews

Happy that there's an app at all

This American life is worth listening to. And there's an app which enables you to listen to all of it- whenever you like. For me, this is amazing. It's more than amazing enough for me to forgive the small number of glitchy things like- the play button doesn't change to a pause button once you've pressed it. Whatever. It's a great app with some great features.

Disappointingly buggy

This American Life is a fantastic show and this app allows you to listen to all the back catalogue. However many of its features don't work very well.

The app is prone to crashes which is mildly irritating.

The app does not save anything to the cloud so if you change devices or reset your device everything is lost, eg: heard tracks, favourited tracks. Also if you use the TAL website there is no continuity between the app and the website.

You can download 5 episodes for offline play. But this is very buggy. Sometimes you are unable to delete a downloaded episode. When one track ends it never continues to the next episode. The downloaded episode sometimes gets corrupted and you have to remove it and stream the episode to fix the issue.

The app doesn't integrate well with the device play controls and can spontaneously close.

This American Life

I have been listening to TAL for a few years and I am completely hooked. I listen most evenings when I am not able to sleep & go through so many different emotions with the variety of shows & learn a great deal too. Ira is fabulous as are the entire team, and as for David Sedaris - he has me in fits of laughter - Paris will never seem the same again !!

This American Life
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • £2.29
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.0.8
  • Size: 13.7 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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