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January 01, 1990 - November 20, 2012 + This American Life

A Teenager's Guide to God

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It's an odd fact of religious life in America that in ...

Urban Nature

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We usually believe that our dominion over nature is thorough and near-complete. But sometimes it becomes clear that there are some chinks the...

Poultry '99

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For Thanksgiving, the time of year when poultry consumption is highest, it's our annual program about turkeys, chickens, fowl of all types, and...

Other People's Mail

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When you read other people's mail, you can't help but try to fill in between the lines. You try to decipher the stories of the...

Death in the Family

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One reason we tell stories is to explain to ourselves things that cannot, in the end, always be explained. When someone we're close...

Sentencing

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Changes in U.S. sentencing laws over the last two decades have led to a doubling of the prison population. We meet some...

Barbara

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The story of a woman trying to get two of her children through their senior year of high school.

Invisible Worlds

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A man who listens in on all the police dispatcher messages, cellular phone conversations and other electromagnetic waves that fill the air around us...

The Book that Changed Your Life

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Stories of people who believe a book changed their life. It's a romantic notion, and one reason we believe it is because we...

Ghosts of Elections Past

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As we head into Presidential primary season, This American Life reruns the ...

The Real Thing

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The Real Thing, stories of people drawn to some idea, some picture, some "thing" that they just want to be. How some people...

You Are Here

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Stories of people trying to figure out where they are in the world - in the most literal and least literal ways possible. One...

We Didn't

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Stories about people NOT falling in love, NOT writing the Great Book, NOT doing the smart, fast thing. It turns out that NOT doing...

Marathon

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Celebrate the Fourth of July with an all-day marathon of "This American Life." The marvelous characters, the odd and eccentric personalities who tell us strange...

Trek

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For the Independence Day weekend, the story that describes the state of race relations in America, by following two Americans abroad. The story: ...