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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

Unlimited American Life??? Heck Yeah!!

This app has made commuting almost enjoyable. I've had no problems with it in the year I've been using it.
What's not to like?
These stories of real people strike a chord deep within - because the stories are not just about those particular people, they are stories of us, as a culture, as a country, and we are allowed to think about things that sometimes we might rather avoid. Somehow, "This American Life" delivers a poignant story of the various people of America without shoving it in your face. They do not flinch from the difficult stuff. They strive to understand how these events came to pass and how we are now affected by them.
All of this, plus Ira Glass makes one feel involved and important to our story as a country and as a people.
I think it is a definite steal!

Ground Breaking show, buggy app, no tech support.

TAL is the program that got me hooked on public radio. Had an old app that worked like butter for a long time, then got buggy so I went looking for answers and saw there was a new and improved app. Unfortunately this app has never worked well for me. Programs I have listened to or marked as heard do not show as heard the next time I open the app. Downloaded programs for offline use don't play when I'm offline even though I confirmed it was fully downloaded. The app also doesn't update the most recent episodes; it is August 29th today and the most recent episode showing up in the app is from July. I had the same issue in June. I assume that these are all issues I could fix or work through however I have tried to contact the support team through the App, through the iTunes store, and via email. I've had no response.

Love it!

This app does everything I needed to(Mark listened, rewind/fast forward 10/15?sec, download episodes, etc). It has so many this American life shows, literally hundreds, I never get bored. Compared to the Radiolab app the This American Life app is basically god. I love radiolab, but wow is that app horrible. I got radiolab before this American life and that was a mistake. Radiolab crashes all. the. time. I downloaded this American life about 4 weeks ago and it has only crashed once.

Definitely download. Even if you won't use it but you like This American Life, make a purchase to support them. Content content content, they have the best content.

Thanks, bye.

This American Life
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.0.8
  • 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 optimized for iPhone 5.

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