This American Life

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576 576: Say Yes To Christmas Dec. 22, 2019

No Christmas can ever be as good as the ones you had as a kid. But this week we go all in and bring the joy, the spontaneity, the sense that anything can happen back to Christmas.

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323 323: The Super Dec. 15, 2019
Stories of the mysterious hold supers have on their buildings, or their buildings have on them.
689 689: Digging Up the Bones Dec. 8, 2019
There's a lot that can be gained from unearthing the past -- learning about oneself, learning about others. But, it doesn't always go how you'd expect.
689 689: Digging Up the Bones Dec. 8, 2019
There's a lot that can be gained from unearthing the past -- learning about oneself, learning about others. But, it doesn't always go how you'd expect.
252 252: Poultry Slam 2003 Dec. 1, 2019
We bring you stories of turkeys, chickens, geese, ducks, fowl of all kinds, real and imagined, and their mysterious hold over us.
Stories about getting back together with your parent, your spouse, your ... Brahman bull.
688 688: The Out Crowd Nov. 17, 2019
Reports from the frontlines of the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy.
688 688: The Out Crowd Nov. 17, 2019
Reports from the frontlines of the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy.
688 688: The Out Crowd Nov. 17, 2019
Reports from the frontlines of the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy.
687 687: Small Things Considered Nov. 10, 2019
Stories about being little. Secret writings in tiny letters. The power of a very small number. And a medication that's supposed to cure shortness.
687 687: Small Things Considered Nov. 10, 2019
Stories about being little. Secret writings in tiny letters. The power of a very small number. And a medication that's supposed to cure shortness.
239 239: Lost in America Nov. 3, 2019
Stories of people who are lost, histories that are lost, and things that are lost.
239 239: Lost in America Nov. 3, 2019
Stories of people who are lost, histories that are lost, and things that are lost.
Scary stories that are all true—kidnappings, zombie raccoons, and real haunted houses.
686 686: Umbrellas Up Oct. 20, 2019
For over 100 days now, protesters in Hong Kong have taken to the streets every weekend. What it’s like to live through that.
686 686: Umbrellas Up Oct. 20, 2019
For over 100 days now, protesters in Hong Kong have taken to the streets every weekend. What it’s like to live through that.
686 686: Umbrellas Up Oct. 20, 2019
For over 100 days now, protesters in Hong Kong have taken to the streets every weekend. What it’s like to live through that.
685 685: We Come From Small Places Oct. 13, 2019
The staff goes to one of the biggest parties in New York City, the Labor Day Carnival and the West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn.
685 685: We Come From Small Places Oct. 13, 2019
The staff goes to one of the biggest parties in New York City, the Labor Day Carnival and the West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn.
581 581: Anatomy of Doubt Oct. 6, 2019
The story of a rape investigation gone undeniably wrong.