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January 01, 1990 - May 26, 2013 + This American Life

Toxie

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In January 2010, two reporters from Planet Money bought a toxic asset — you know, the things that blew up wall street banks, sank the...

This Party Sucks

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A show for this year's mid-term elections. Two best friends in Michigan, both political novices, get tired of yelling at their TV's and take matters...

Iraq after US

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Operation Iraqi Freedom is over. And the next chapter of Iraq is being written now. But what actually happened there the last seven years? Producer...

Crybabies

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Crybabies are annoying. They whine, they complain, and sometimes they ruin it for the rest of us. But the thing is, being a crybaby can...

Promised Land

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For millenia, people have tried to reach a spiritual promised land by fasting. Jesus did it. The Buddha did it. Monks and saints and new...

Georgia Rambler

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In the 1970's a reporter named Charles Salter wrote a column for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution called "Georgia Rambler." He traveled to towns all over the...

Social Contract

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Richard Ravitch has been drafted to help fix three governmental crises, including when New York City nearly went bankrupt in 1975. Why is it so...

Island Time

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Unprecedented amounts of money have been pledged to Haitian relief in the last few months. American households have given over $1 billion and in March,...

The Bridge

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One of China's most famous bridges is known for two things: its massive size, and its high suicide rate. This week, one reporter's trip to...

True Urban Legends

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Can a rat crawl through your plumbing and end up in your toilet? Can your cell phone give you a brain tumor? And, perhaps most...

Inside Job

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For seven months a team of investigative journalists from the group ProPublica has been looking into a story for us, the inside story of one...

Enemy Camp 2010

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Living behind enemy lines among the enemy, it's sometimes hard to remember why you're fighting in the first place.

NUMMI

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The story of a car plant in Fremont California that might have saved the US car industry, if only Detroit had been quicker to learn...

Stories Pitched by Our Parents

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Almost all the producers at This American Life have been pitched stories by our parents. In the past, we've invariably rejected these story ideas. But this...

The House On Loon Lake

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Our entire show this week is one long story, sort of a real-life Hardy Boys mystery. More than most of our shows, this one lends...