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January 01, 1990 - April 21, 2013 + This American Life

Going Big

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Stories about people who take grand, sweeping approaches to solving problems of all sorts.

Enforcers

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Three guys who go by the names Professor So and So, Jojobean and YeaWhatever spend part of each day running elaborate cons on Internet scammers. They consider...

Something for Nothing

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Stories of people trying to get rich quick, or otherwise make something for nothing. As everyone knows, there's no such thing as something for nothing....

Got You Pegged

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Shalom Auslander goes on vacation with his family, and suspects the beloved, chatty old man in the room next door is an imposter—and sets out...

Best of This American Life

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A special pledge drive edition featuring a selection of favorite features from the past few months.

Special Pledge Drive Edition

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A special pledge drive edition featuring a selection of favorite features from the past few months.

You Can Choose Your Family

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On a summer day in 1951, two baby girls were born in a hospital in small-town Wisconsin. The infants were accidentally switched, and went home with the...

The Spokesman

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Stories of what can happen when you go from being a private person to a public face.

Life after Death

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Stories of people haunted by guilt over their role in others' deaths, even when everyone agrees they're blameless...

By Proxy

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Robert had a bad reputation as a kid who didn't do his schoolwork and had little respect for adults. But his best friend, Lilly, thought...

A Little Bit of Knowledge

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Bob Berenz had a good job as an electrician. But he wanted to do something bigger. He came up with an idea for an invention....

Duty Calls

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Josh's mother and younger brother were a mess. His mother drank too much. His brother got arrested a lot. Josh hadn't lived with them since...

Social Engineering

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Governments are always looking for ways to change behavior—stopping people from driving drunk, or encouraging them to recycle. This week, we have stories of social engineering on...

The Truth Will Out

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Does the truth always come out? Of course not! Though sometimes it comes out in the most uncomfortable ways imaginable...

The Prosecutor

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A lawyer in the Justice Department gets the professional opportunity of a lifetime: to be the lead prosecutor in one of the first high-profile terrorist...