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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.

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 app allows one download (at a time) or streaming of any show listed in their catalog - a unique experience compared to 'talk radio'. Their subject matter is well researched and reported responsibly. The preface allows you to decide if the particular show topic appeals to you. The podcasts are also broken into segments that are easy stop/start points. Love the feature 'heard it'. I've listened to over 200 shows and once in a while, I'm glad to have that reminder available to me. Clean and organized. Love the show, love the App !

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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