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January 01, 1990 - November 26, 2012 + This American Life
With all the American movies and songs and books about the joy of the open road, it's hard for an American to take just a...
The story of how the American Psychiatric Association decided in 1973 that homosexuality was no longer a mental illness.
Jack had seen his father mad, but never this mad. "I've worked all my life to make sure that when you walk down the street,...
We rerun an episode of our show that just won this big award, the Peabody award. We hear from guys who have been detained in Guantánamo, including...
In an acting class for aspiring child stars, they'd do this exercise: each child made up a character, developed that character for six weeks and...
Okay, so you're accused of a crime, your reputation is possibly shot, you can't talk to your friends about it because they're about to be...
A man makes his living convincing lottery winners to sign their jackpots over to him--and discovers why the vast majority of them wish they'd never...
Some people never get over it...the appeal of a mean friend. (Rebroadcast from Saturday, March 24.)
We spend 24 hours--from 5am to 5am the next morning--at the Golden Apple, a diner in Chicago.
"...When we started talking about doing a television show, we knew we wanted to do something that would keep the feeling of the radio show -- that'll...
Robert was a kid with a bad reputation—he got in trouble at school a lot—but his best friend, Lilly, thought he was misunderstood. After Robert died,...
Stories of kids using perfectly logical arguments, and arriving at perfectly wrong conclusions.
Stories that take place on the edge of civilization, just out of sight.
Erin Einhorn grew up begging her mother to tell her the remarkable story of how she survived World War II, thanks to a Polish woman who risked...