This American Life
By This American Life
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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 1.5 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.
||#541: Regrets, I've Had a Few||Every day we make mistakes, and most of the time we just ignore these failings and move forward. But every so often, there is one that makes us pause and take notice. This week, people struggling with those regrets — big and small — that take||22 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#539: The Leap||Most of us go from day to day just coasting on the status quo. If it ain’t broke, why fix it, right? But when routines just get too mundane or systems stop making sense, sometimes you just have to hold your breath…and jump. This week, stories of peopl||15 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#572: Transformers||This week we have stories of people deciding to take on some very big fears. A prisoner who hasn't talked to anyone in years comes up with a bold plan to re-introduce himself to the world, while a 90-year-old woman shocks her family when she announces a l||8 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#571: The Heart Wants What It Wants||When Jesse first started getting letters from Pamala, he couldn’t believe his luck. He'd been waiting all his life to fall in love—and then he started getting these letters from the perfect woman. Vulnerable. In need of protection. Classic beauty. He||1 11 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Never ceased to amaze me
When I lived in America for three years this weekly program on public radio never ceased to amaze me with the stories it told. It is not just the content of the stories, but the way they are told in a matter of fact manner. Thank you for making this a podcast - I have missed it back here in London.
If I was forced to only choose one podcast to have on my iPod, it would be this one. High quality weekly radio show. It's touching, funny, eye-opening.
I really should tell more people
I travel home on the train from London to Herne Bay every day, iread the free newspapers that i get from the staion and then for the following hour i listen to a wonderful radio programme hosted by Ira Glass... he sounds like a really nice bloke who likes to play poker! i heard that from one of his shows. Each show is broken up into seperate plays, its just so interesting. Subscribe now.