This American Lie
By Nerdist School Network
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This American Lie is a fully improvised Public Radio show based on that other Public Radio Show with a very similar name. Tune in for an hour of "HILAR-UDITE" entertainducation. It's smart, it's droll, it's made possible by listeners like you.
||CleanNow That It's On The Table||A couple finds their complete puzzle impossible to let go of, a man is stuck in a bidding war between his dream job and an even better offer, a couple escapes a sexually restrictive cult, our own journalists attempts to win one of the most competitive e||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Need To Take A Picture||A man creates Instagram art by documenting his every step, a man recalls a family trip with a missed photo opportunity, a neighbor possesses a coveted photograph, respected AP photographer tries to get his next great snap, and we explore a period of cin||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBe Better||A man seeks an unconventional life coach, a minor league baseball team explains what keeps them going even after never winning a single game, a secret butter recipe has been kept by the Better Butter family for over 40 years, our producer attempts to ta||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMade To Look Like You||A couple desperately wants a child that looks like them, a beloved mascot gets stuck in a little legal trouble, a self-love collective explores what it means to really love yourself, a woman makes a simple change to feel at home in her own body, and a m||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanContinual Episode One||A loaf of Zucchini bread sends one man on an impossible journey through the mysterious underbelly of his town. Starring Dan Heber, Mike Hughes, Ruthie Holmes, and Micah Gordon This American Lie is an improvised podcast performed in studio and LIVE ar||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWasted All Four Years||A girl struggles with a high school crush, an inside look at a trash college, a woman stays drunk for 4 years, a famous cyclist on his death bed, and a fashion designer spends years on the perfect pair of pants. Starring Micah Gordon, Ruthie Holmes, Dan||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDidn't Get Home Til 3AM||A couple gets stuck in traffic, a woman recalls her strict curfew, the nefarious operations at Cola Corporation, A visit to a late-night small-town bar, and the biggest feud in baseball history. Starring Micah Gordon, Jordan Pridgen, Ruthie Holmes, Bria||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Knew We Wouldn't Be Disturbed||It's an in-studio edition of This American Lie!A hotel maid makes a connection to one of the guests, a Disturbed cover band starts writing their own songs, a reclusive author helms a TV reboot, a woman relives a traumatizing moment from her high school||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Need to Talk||It's an in-studio edition of This American Lie!Parents try to teach their daughter about sex, a cult breaks their 7-year vow of silence, a woman tries to decipher a text from her boyfriend, a Politician embroiled in an unusual sex scandal, and a new tal||9/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Ran Away and I'm Really Sorry||It's a special live rooftop edition of This American Lie!A little girl's dog runs away from home, leaving her alone with her alcoholic mother, a high school track ambling ring, one man's attempt to run from the woman he married, a retirement home whose||8/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt Did Not Work||It's a special in-studio edition of This American Lie!A man who's never had a job. A pair of PhD students near a breakthrough on the self-driving car. A reporter gets caught in a coal mine with a group of singing brothers. Should America have a shorter||7/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGood Turn||The black sheep of the family bests his brother in a chess tournament. A socialite wedding reveals a sinister plot. A wrong turn leads to an exciting adventure. The future of clean energy in America. Plus, a real-life supervillain plans to reverse the r||5/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Are You Doing These Days||A retired nurse finds a disturbing trend amongst her past patients. A man revisits a high school teacher who failed to give him the same life advice as her other students. A dating service that reconnects old lovers. A behind-the-scenes look at the 47th||4/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSurely It'll Be Great||A woman recalls her "first time." A football sensation strives for greatness only to have his dreams dashed. The sordid history of grated cheese in Germany. A behind-the-scenes look at the classic 50's comedy "Oh Great." Plus, a man tries to escape from||3/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaybe Something Good Will Come From This||How one man's terrible cooking skills saved his mother's life. A terrible movie pitch with a happy ending. A burnt-down Goodwill leads to some intriguing conspiracy theories. A divorce that transforms the family dynamic for the better. Plus, the lost se||2/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Can Do It||A DMV worker who takes what she wants. A pair of magical Nikes. An exploration of the world of Can-Can Dancing. A woman shares experiences with 'The Valentines Man.' A dangerous stunt jump that led to some unusual surgery. Starring Micah Gordon, Brian F||1/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Professionally trained, comedian improvisors create a hilarious hour long episode affectionately parodied from the popular public radio program, and the magical, hilarious, results speak for their selves.
I write this as the series debuts with episode 1, and I'm beyond amused, listening to the same episode twice, literally guffawing during each listening session. Whether you are an ardent fan of the shows inspiration or simply enjoy humor, you will love this podcast.
If you are still skeptical for some reason, look up a channel on the ye ole Tubes of You called Kill Bots, especially the playlist within named Full Episodes (of a series call "Watch Immediately") And you will know who the people behind his program are capable of.
Such a great idea! Super funny and spot on humor. If you like This American Life, you gotta give this a shot, you'll love it!
They totally nail it.
This podcast is such a great concept and they totally nail it. The host, the music, the segments...it's a hilarious parody of that other great podcast. If you enjoy This American Life, you'll love this!