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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 3.0.6

Bug fixes.


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Customer Reviews

Most Problems Solved! (Updated Review)

Finally basic functionality is restored! Thanks much to anyone involved in fixing it. Seriously. I've removed negative comments directed to PRX for this updated review:

I've been a fan of TAL from age 14 to 28. That's half my life. My first girlfriend and later first breakup were bookended by episodes of TAL. Back then if you wanted to listen to an older show you had to buy it. Or tune in live. I remember taking long drives by myself on Friday nights just to hear the latest episode on the radio. In college I would buy episodes on Audible, burn them one at a time onto CDs and listen all the way home (8 hrs). I really miss those days. What I'm saying is that I've literally grown up listening to Ira. I feel like I know him personally, as weird as that is to say. I am happy technology has advanced to the point where someone in high school or college today could do the same as me without much effort. I love TAL. I think the world is so much better with them than without.

Great show, app needs work!

Show is fantastic. App was good but the recent update causes a crash when trying to play an episode. Found a work around: if you open the app, select an episode and press play, the app will crash. You can then reopen and hit the circle icon at the top right of the screen and a different play menu will come up. You can play the episode from there without it crashing.
Most recent update stripped the work around. Now app won't play anything at all. Only good for tracking which episodes I have heard. SO disappointing. Have been an avid listener for years but can't catch it on the radio on my local station. Please fix this app. I have sent tech support emails with no response. No idea why they seem to have abandoned this app???

Fantastic and thought provoking

If you have to do chores around the house at least you have these episodes to listen to while you do them. No really, it's wonderful to learn about issues through the thorough the investigative reporting of TAL that is allowed to unfold over a full hour. Such length in reporting is becoming more and more uncommon and permits a high level of detail that is digested and presented with the kind of unique insight and perspective characteristic of TAL which catalyzes the conversation rather than ending it. Listen and take the challenge to see the world in a new light!

This American Life
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated: Jan 02, 2015
  • Version: 3.0.6
  • Size: 10.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: PRX Inc
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 optimized for iPhone 5.

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