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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.

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Thoughtful, witty, insightful

Presented by the quiet, clipped tones of Ira Glass, This American Life typically explores a theme via three 'acts' - related stories (fiction and non-fiction). Sometimes funny, sometimes heart-breaking but always compelling. Featured writers include David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell, David Rakoff and The Daily Show's John Hodgeman.

Exploration of Ourselves

I was put off by the title before I actually heard 'This American Life' as I thought it might not seem relevant to me but really it would more acurately be titled 'This Life' because it's really an exploration of humanity itself. I cannot recommend this enough, it's extraordinary that TAL is available weekly. Listen to it at night.

What radio should be

Intriguing, insightful, well executed and very engaging - I'm hooked.

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