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January 01, 1990 - November 26, 2012 + This American Life

Road Trip
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...

81 Words That Changed Our Take on Homosexuality
The story of how the American Psychiatric Association decided in 1973 that homosexuality was no longer a mental illness.

The Ten Commandments
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,...

Habeas Schmabeas
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...

The Bureau of Missing Parents
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...

Reputations Made and Lost
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...

Nice Work if You Can Get It
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...

Allure of the Mean Friend
Some people never get over it...the appeal of a mean friend.  (Rebroadcast from Saturday, March 24.)

A Day at the Golden Apple
We spend 24 hours--from 5am to 5am the next morning--at the Golden Apple, a diner in Chicago.

'This American Life' Television Series
"...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...

By Proxy
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,...

Kid Logic
Stories of kids using perfectly logical arguments, and arriving at perfectly wrong conclusions.

In the Shadow of the City
Stories that take place on the edge of civilization, just out of sight.

This American Life Pledge Drive Special

Settling the Score
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...