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January 01, 1990 - October 08, 2012 + This American Life

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...

The Best of 'This American Life'

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A compilation of the best loved stories from This American Life.

2010

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We've asked contributors to give us their predictions for the upcoming year. Stories of families getting bigger, and smaller. Stories of big fortunes, and big...

Number One Party School

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This year, The Princeton Review named Penn State the #1 party school in America. It's a rotating crown - last year it was University of...

Middle of the Night

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Stories of people who are up while the rest of us are sleeping -- some for work, some for play, and some for a free...

Bait and Switch

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Stories about people who take the bait, and those who place it. Including the story of man who tries to investigate a neighborhood crime and...

Infidelity

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Stories of cheating, cheaters and the cheated. Writer James Braly with a story about temptation (performed and recorded at The Moth), Dani Shapiro on being...

Someone Else's Money

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This week, we bring you a deeper look inside the health insurance industry: the dark side of prescription drug coupons, a story about Pet Health...

More Is Less

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An hour explaining the American healthcare system, specifically, why it is that costs keep rising. One story looks at the doctors, one at the patients...

Another Dive into 'The Giant Pool of Money'

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In which we mark the anniversary of the economic collapse and the anniversary of Planet Money: recapping some of the original episode, The Giant Pool...

Frenemies

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This week we bring you stories about friends. Or wait, enemies? How about both? Tales of estranged sisters, BFF's breaking up and making up and...