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This American Life Episodes
TitlePodcast DescriptionAuthor/ReaderDuration
748: The End of the World as We Know ItWhat happens when one family goes all in on fighting climate change.Chicago Public Media01:04:52
747: Suitable for ChildrenWho thought that would be good for a kid?Chicago Public Media01:00:43
746: This Is Just Some SongsWe made you a mixtape. Don't make a big deal out of it or anything.Chicago Public Media01:03:13
745: Getting OutPeople trying to escape all kinds of seemingly impossible situations.Chicago Public Media01:02:29
218: Act VA group of inmates at a high-security prison rehearse and stage a production of the last act, Act V, of Hamlet.Chicago Public Media01:01:07
744: EssentialThe pandemic forced jobs to change, but then the workers changed, too.Chicago Public Media01:09:34
582: When the Beasts Come Marching InWe human beings think we run the world, that weíve got things under control. Then an animal shows up, and things donít go as planned...Chicago Public Media01:01:31
743: Don't You Be My NeighborBad neighbors. What can you do about them?Chicago Public Media00:59:00
742: The Thing I'm Getting OverIn this summer when we're trying to recover from everything at once, stories of people trying to define what recovery means for themselves.Chicago Public Media01:00:05
436: The Psychopath TestWe heard about a test that could determine if someone was a psychopath. So, naturally, our staff decided to take it.Chicago Public Media01:01:42
741: The Weight of WordsWords mean things, but some words are especially meaningful.Chicago Public Media01:00:45
740: There. I Fixed ItSolving problems using very extreme measures.Chicago Public Media01:05:03
539: The LeapWhen routines get too mundane or systems stop making sense, sometimes you just have to jump. People who leap from their comfort zonesChicago Public Media00:59:49
506: Secret IdentityA bank robber on an undercover mission. A teenage girl with the powers of a tiger. A vigilante seeking vengeance. All have secret identitiesChicago Public Media00:59:55
739: SistersSisters build worlds together, worlds that are just for them. Stories about the bonds between sisters and how they get broken and fixed or not.Chicago Public Media00:59:53
74: ConventionsIn past conventions folks with common interests gathered in big, well lit halls. Some drive each other crazy, some fall in love...Chicago Public Media00:59:35
738: Good GriefGrief gets a bad rap. At this moment of unimaginable loss, stories of people reckoning with grief and what they learn.Chicago Public Media00:59:20
706: A Mess to Be Reckoned WithMany Native Americans go missing, so families often ask Lissa Yellow Bird for help. But then her own niece goes missing...Chicago Public Media01:05:37
737: The DailyAn ode to life's daily practices, and what you learn from doing a thing every single day.Chicago Public Media01:03:20
233: Starting From ScratchPeople starting over - sometimes because they want to, other times because they have to.Chicago Public Media01:00:52
588: Mind GamesPeople who try simple mind games on others and find themselves in way over their heads.Chicago Public Media01:00:03
736: The HerdWhat happens when your own community suddenly turns on you?Chicago Public Media01:00:48
691: Gardens of Branching PathsOther universes that are just like our own, but with one small difference.Chicago Public Media01:06:44
735: Bloody FeelingsStories about the power of blood, and how the strong feelings it evokes push us to act in sometimes unexpected ways.Chicago Public Media01:02:10
549: Amateur HourPeople put in positions they're completely unqualified to handle, but who try to make it work anyway...Chicago Public Media00:59:03
676: Hereís Looking at You, KidAdults telling kids who they are, and kids wondering - are they right?Chicago Public Media01:01:46
734: The Campus Tour Has Been CancelledHow Covid changes college admissions. Without SATs, most schools have gone test-optional. What will this mean for the future?Chicago Public Media01:01:06
695: Everyone's a CriticPeople squirming in a world where everything is rated and reviewed.Chicago Public Media01:00:05
733: Warriors in the Garden3 men who came together to protest George Floyd's murder were unified, loud, and impressive, but ended up in very different placesChicago Public Media01:06:43
635: Chip in My BrainA boy who can't dribble gets a coach, a new best friend, and something to believe in.Chicago Public Media01:08:02
732: SecretsWhy we tell them, and what happens after we do.Chicago Public Media01:00:21
731: What Lies BeneathStories of people summoning up stuff thatís usually hidden down deep.Chicago Public Media01:01:09
670: Beware the JabberwockStories from the upside-down world where conspiracy theorists dwell.Chicago Public Media01:09:28
489: No Coincidence, No Story!We asked listeners to send us their best coincidence stories, and we got more than 1,300 submissions! Here's a sample.Chicago Public Media01:00:34
730: The Empty ChairThings weve lost since Covid. That we haven't talked about much. Gossip. The chance to make new friends. And much larger stuff.Chicago Public Media00:59:43
694: Get Back to Where You Once BelongedPeople looking everywhere to find a place - any place - where, for once, they don't have to be the odd man out.Chicago Public Media01:04:58
729: Making the CutThere's always someone whose job it is to decide if you measure up.Chicago Public Media01:04:37
692: The Show of DelightsIn these dark, combative times, we attempt the most radical counterprogramming we could imagine: a show made up entirely of stories about delightChicago Public Media01:04:18
728: Lights, Camera, Christmas!This holiday season, we bring you a show filled with stories of people going to great lengths to throw a special Christmas for their families.Chicago Public Media01:00:15
727: Boulder v. HillWe visit with one group of people trying to rescue us from something very large, and another from something very small.Chicago Public Media01:07:13

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