NUMMI 2015 A car plant in Fremont California that might have saved the US car industry. In 1984, General Motors and Toyota opened NUMMI as a joint venture. Toyota showed GM the secrets of its production system: How it made cars of much higher quality and much lower cost than GM achieved.
Abdi and the Golden Ticket Abdi is a refugee in Kenya. He's from Somalia, one of the most dangerous countries in the world, and he's always dreamed of coming to America. One day, he gets the luckiest break of his life: he wins a lottery putting him on a short list for a US visa...
The Super Reporter Jack Hitt tells the story of how he helped organize tenants and threaten a rent strike in a New York City building back in the 1980s. The situation got pretty ugly. Mobster ugly. Stories of the mysterious hold supers have on their buildings, or their buildings have on them.
The Radio Drama Episode Our most ambitious live show ever! (get the video!) We pulled together a massive team of theater pros at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House – nearly 50 singers, actors, dancers and musicians. The result? Journalism turned into a Broadway musical (the cast album is here), into opera.
Virtual Trolls, Cops, and Fears A collection of favorite This American Life stories. Writer Lindy West recounts being tormented by an Internet troll. Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn tries to improve the relationship between cops and the black community. Michael Bernard Loggins tried to battle his fears by listing them. He ended up with a list 183 items long.