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.

688 688: The Out Crowd Nov. 17, 2019

Reports from the frontlines of the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy. We hear from asylum seekers waiting across the border in Mexico, in a makeshift refugee camp, and from the officers who sent them there to wait in the first place.

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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.
684 684: Burn It Down Sept. 29, 2019
Stories of people who decide the only way forward — for real change — is to burn everything to the ground.
684 684: Burn It Down Sept. 29, 2019
Stories of people who decide the only way forward — for real change — is to burn everything to the ground.
684 684: Burn It Down Sept. 29, 2019
Stories of people who decide the only way forward — for real change — is to burn everything to the ground.
683 683: Beer Summit Sept. 22, 2019
Two people, sitting down over a beer, hashing out their differences. Hard to imagine these days, right?
683 683: Beer Summit Sept. 22, 2019
Two people, sitting down over a beer, hashing out their differences. Hard to imagine these days, right?
477 477: Getting Away With It Sept. 15, 2019
Stories of people breaking the rules fully, completely, and with no bad consequences.
205 205: Plan B Sept. 8, 2019
There's the thing you plan to do, and then there's the thing you end up doing.
682 682: Ten Sessions Aug. 25, 2019
What if someone told you about a type of therapy that could help you work through unhealed trauma in just ten sessions? Jaime Lowe tried the therapy—and recorded it.
681 681: Escape From the Lab Aug. 18, 2019
What happens when our most ingenious creations actually make it out into the world.