This American Life

This American Life

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This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered...Show More
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1:16:11 | Nov 6th, 2017

We spend a month at a Jeep dealership on Long Island as they try to make their monthly sales goal: 129 cars. If they make it, they'll get a huge bonus from the manufacturer, possibly as high as $85,00...Show More

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A really interesting look inside the car sales business through the perspective of individual salespeople

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0:00 | Mar 4th, 2018

A different kind of #MeToo story, about several women who worked for the same man. They tell us not only about their troubling encounters with him, but also about their lives beforehand. Who were they...Show More

saam recommended:

This is a stand out, stand alone episode. It does not follow the regular TAL model, and the craft of the story is a legendary telling. Maste...Show More

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1:06:54 | Feb 3rd, 2019

Intimate and personal dispatches from two very different battlefields: A small town in the Syrian war. And the U.S. opioid epidemic. Each came from a DIY radio outfit. (Okay, one’s a podcast.)

jangiesen recommended:

Act 1 feels like reading the diary of someone whose life is changing completely.

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1:02:27 | Jan 8th, 2018

There’s a program that brings together kids from two schools. One school is public and in the country’s poorest congressional district. The other is private and costs $43,000/year. They are three mile...Show More

paigebets recommended:

This report uncovers so many nuances of the great socio economic divide that plays A MAJOR role in the psyche of young people; how one sees ...Show More

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