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Each week we choose a theme. Then anything can happen. This American Life is true stories that unfold like little movies for radio. Personal stories with funny moments, big feelings, and surprising plot twists. Newsy stories that try to capture what it’s like to be alive right now. It’s the most popular weekly podcast in the world, and winner of the first ever Pulitzer Prize for a radio show or podcast. Hosted by Ira Glass and produced in collaboration with WBEZ Chicago.
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Unofficial RSS feed for the "This American Life" podcast. Episodes 1 through current. Updated late Sunday night Eastern / early Monday morning UTC. Visit https://www.thisamericanlife.org for more information about the podcast. Feed URL: tal.ankar.io. Feed last refreshed 2024-05-20 05:57:23. Known missing episodes: 454.
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If you like The Moth, This American Life or Snap Judgment, take a walk on the wilder side with RISK! Your colorful host Kevin Allison (of the legendary comedy group The State) helms this surprisingly uncensored show where people tell jaw-dropping true stories they never thought they'd dare to share in public. RISK! is hilarious, heart-wrenching and remarkably real. Think you've heard it all? Fasten your seatbelt.
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Serial

Serial Productions & The New York Times

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Serial returns with a history of Guantánamo told by people who lived through key moments in Guantánamo’s evolution, who know things the rest of us don’t about what it’s like to be caught inside an improvised justice system. Serial Productions makes narrative podcasts whose quality and innovation transformed the medium. “Serial” began in 2014 as a spinoff of the public radio show “This American Life.” In 2020, we joined the New York Times Company. Our shows have reached many millions of liste ...
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1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. Thats the premise behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, hosted by comedian Chris Gethard (the Chris Gethard Show, Broad City, This American Life, and one of Time Outs 10 best comedians of 2015). Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller, and he cant hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen! T ...
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Ear Hustle

Ear Hustle & Radiotopia

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Ear Hustle is prison slang for eavesdropping, and that’s what listening to the show feels like: a raw, often funny, and always surprising peek into the reality of life inside prison. Hosts Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods co-created the show that launched in 2017 while Earlonne was incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, where Nigel was a volunteer teaching photography. Since Earlonne’s release in 2018, the show has expanded to include stories from prisons across the state, including the Cali ...
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Wilder

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Jack Kerouac but make it a girl with braids. Carrie Bradshaw, but without the sex, and also braids. An American Icon. An American Odyssey. American propaganda. Violently so, in some cases. Laura Ingalls Wilder is evergreen. For better or worse. Since the first Little House book was published in 1932, generations of readers have flocked to Laura’s cozy stories of the Ingalls family settling the Western frontier. The series inspired a TV show, pageants, and entire fashion lines. Behind this fr ...
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What happens when we die? What if this is the afterlife? Comedian, coma survivor, and former Pitchfork writer Dave Maher ("This American Life") asks artists, entertainers, and activists for definite answers to these unanswerable questions.
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The most interesting conversations in American life now happen in private. This show is bringing them out of the closet. Stories no one else is telling and conversations with the most fascinating people in the country, every week from former New York Times and Wall Street Journal journalist Bari Weiss.
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Meeple, Myself, and I

Meeple, Myself, and I

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Meeple, Myself, and I is a podcast by an avid solo gamer (Jason Montgomery) for solo gamers. Inspired by This American Life, Invisibilia, Radiolab, and other "spoken essay"-style podcasts, this fully scripted show tries to do things a little bit differently.
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How Cool Is This?

How Cool Is This?

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How Cool Is This? is a 5-minute podcast about what’s cool. Each short podcast episode explores a new idea. Bingeable and perfect for a short commute from the bedroom to the kitchen, How Cool Is This? is like Shark Tank meets This American Life meets Humans of New York, except anyone can participate. Visit howcoolisthis.show to learn more. By Nick Holder and Brian Reitz
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This Week in Microbiology is a podcast about unseen life on Earth hosted by Vincent Racaniello and friends. Following in the path of his successful shows 'This Week in Virology' (TWiV) and 'This Week in Parasitism' (TWiP), Racaniello and guests produce an informal yet informative conversation about microbes which is accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background.
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The Geoff Desiato Show

Geoff Desiato: Actor | Musician | Content Creator

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The Dangerous & Delicate Balancing Act Between Your Dream Job and Your Day Job Formerly titled Real Person | Real Needs This podcast chronicles the journey of a 30-something who is trying to discover his purpose in life and make his dreams a reality. Geoff Desiato is a husband and father of two, with the responsibility to provide for his family. He's a proud high-school graduate who has worked full-time since he was 17 years old. But after 13 years of working for “The Man,” and being told th ...
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Capital Record

National Review

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American prosperity was built on a foundation of free markets and free people. But, with inflation on the rise and a struggling market, many in America’s political class are attempting to recycle failed socialist ideas and calling for government intervention in nearly every aspect of American life. In this National Review Capital Matters podcast, presented by the National Review Institute, financier David Bahnsen hosts interviews with the nation’s top business leaders, entrepreneurs, and fin ...
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This is a narrative travel podcast about a solo female backpacker who interviews strangers she meets while backpacking. Stories of adventure traveling like National Geographic, interview style like Fresh Air, and diverse/alternative storytelling like This American Life and Snap Judgement.
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American English Podcast

Sonoro | Shana Thompson

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The American English Podcast teaches the language and culture of the United States. Through common expressions, pronunciation tips and interesting cultural snippets or stories, I hope to keep this fun, useful and interesting! All bonus material can be accessed at http://americanenglishpodcast.com/
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Pretty Sure I Can Fly is a humorous exploration of things that had never been done, until someone did them. It’s a series of weekly conversations about what it takes to break through the barrier of “impossible” and set new standards for human limitation. Pretty Sure I Can Fly is like going to history class, except your teachers are actor, stuntman, and outlaw radio DJ Johnny Knoxville and long-time This American Life contributor Elna Baker. And each week they bring a new guest to tell you al ...
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S-Town

Serial Productions

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S-Town is a podcast hosted by Brian Reed from Serial Productions, a New York Times company. The story follows a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who's allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But when someone else ends up dead, the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man's life.
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All Ears English Podcast

Lindsay McMahon and Michelle Kaplan

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Are you looking for a new and fun way to learn American English? Come hang out with Lindsay and Michelle from Boston and New York City and have fun while you improve your English listening skills! We are an English as a Second Language (ESL) podcast for intermediate to advanced English learners around the world. We will show you how to use everyday English vocabulary and natural idioms, expressions, and phrasal verbs and how to make small talk in American English. We will also give you speci ...
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Genre Reveal Party!

Dave Maher and Madeline Lane-McKinley

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Examining TV and movies through the lenses of politics and genre: its definition, its limits, and what we can learn by exploding them. Madeline is a writer, cultural critic, and the author of 'Comedy Against Work: Utopian Longing in Dystopian Times.' Dave is a comedian and actor, who has appeared on 'This American Life' and FX's 'The Bear.' Sometimes it's just them. Sometimes they have guests. Each episode, one person chooses a tv show or movie to discuss. At the end, we do a "genre reveal" ...
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Are you a professional new to the United States and struggling to monetize the expertise you brought across the seas – struggling with your skills going to waste? Are you feeling misunderstood and out of touch because you are struggling to understand the unstated rules of the American culture? What if you could hang out with new Americans, new immigrants who are busy professionals, hear about their experiences and advice, then take an insight or two to inspire your own journey as a new resid ...
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American gypC podcast is a show that aims to enlighten our audience with a wide variety of topics. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/american-gypc/support
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This Duckburg Life is a scripted audio series produced by Disney Television Animation. Set up as a parody of This American Life, the podcast is hosted by Huey Duck as he talks about all the strange things happening in Duckburg. All the voice actors from the series reprise their roles. All content belongs to the respective copyright owner.
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Similar to NPR’s "This American Life", the This Brazilian Life team and our fellow UFC classmates will be sharing personal narratives related to a variety of topics about Brazilian life.
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The trial for the men accused of orchestrating the September 11 terrorist attacks still hasn’t started yet. Family members of those who died that day are still hoping for some kind of accountability, more than 22 years later. This week, the story of how one victim’s sister is navigating this historic and twisted trial. Prologue: Host Ira Glass intr…
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“Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. I am a BAD Filipino!” What makes you a “bad” Filipino? It’s time to confess!! In this TFAL episode, the crew discusses what makes us “bad” Filipinos…or rather Filipinos who buck the proverbial trend. Which one of us doesn’t like Jollibee? Who doesn’t mano po? Who doesn’t ever want to send money back to the Phil…
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There’s nothing but laughs in our Funny Stuff compilations of classic RISK! stories on the lighter side. This week, Josh Healey and Cole Kazdin share about marijuana demonstrations and preparing some very sexy food. • Come to Portugal for RISK!'s 15th Anniversary in October 2024: risk-show.com/portugal • Pitch us your story! risk-show.com/submissio…
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(0:00) Ahmed compares the drinks at the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby. (9:00) #30 J.J. McCarthy: “Stop reading the stats.” (22:00) #29 Bo Nix: “He’s a power, precision passer.” (33:40) #28 Jayden Daniels: “He has a get-out-of-jail-free card.” (44:35) #27 Michael Penix, Jr: “He is ready RIGHT NOW." (59:00) #26 Will Levis: “POWERFUL arm. Athletici…
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On today's episode I had the pleasure of talking to Alexia Antoniadis about overcoming addiction and mental health to build a successful cleaning business. Alexia is the founder of Earth Cleaning, one of Melbourne Australia's most trusted eco-safe cleaning companies. About Alexia After struggling with addiction and mental health issues throughout m…
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A clinical researcher who works in oncology talks with Gethard about the advances that have been made in the field and why there’s something bittersweet about making strides. And learning about this caller’s life–from where they met their husband, to their various hobbies–leads Gethard to declare her as quite possibly our nerdiest caller ever. Beau…
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Devin Bustin is not just a poet, songwriter, musician, and, gulp, minister (official title: Director of Spiritual Growth and Students). He's one of the most influential people in my life. Listen to us plumb our shared evangelical Christian history, the possible different functions of doubt in our lives, our shared love of poetry, and the entry of r…
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With guest host, Hope Brush, we hear a story from Tom Boulet and Ken Coll about a tragic event brought about by their adopted son, Matthew. • Come to Portugal for RISK!'s 15th Anniversary in October 2024: risk-show.com/portugal • Pitch us your story! risk-show.com/submissions • Support RISK! through Patreon at patreon.com/risk or make a one-time do…
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(0:00) Phil talks about Chris' cursing origins and playing sick (6:30) Drake Maye: Can he join the (many) other QBs who fixed their mechanics? (15:20) Bo Nix: "He makes plenty of power throws." (21:25) Kirk Cousins: "It will take a tremendous year by him to be the Falcons QB in Year 2." (34:50) J.J. McCarthy: "We need to see more pitches." (45:10) …
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Listen to the Business English Podcast to get tips on vocabulary, presentations, meetings in English, and more. Conner is an English teacher and content creator from San Diego, California who has spent the last 10 years helping people from around the world learn English. Conner is the host of the Listening Time Podcast, which is designed to help En…
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In this Chats with Shana episode, I'm going to reflect on various aspects of US culture. Although I talk about culture all the time on here, it's not often we talk about some basic things, like everyday life things that can cause culture shock. The truth is, I don't often think about the topics I'm going to discuss today; they're pretty random! We'…
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The most fun-filled adventure in RISK! history is coming! This October, we're inviting RISK! fans to join us (Kevin and JC) in Portugal for a story-worthy celebration of our 15th Anniversary. Find out all about it in this announcement and at Risk-Show.com/Portugal • Come to Portugal for RISK!'s 15th Anniversary in October 2024: risk-show.com/portug…
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This week we followed up our boarding school trilogy with an inspirational teacher comedy double feature: School of Rock (2003) and Hamlet 2 (2006). These are two incredible antidotes to Dead Poets Society. Spoilers: abolish grades!, the power of theater, Jack Black is sexy and everyone knows it, politically incorrect lyrics, Erin Brockovich on sta…
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X user @just_fish_uwu_ exposes the world to an idea for sleeping fully naked. Do people feel comfortable sleeping without clothes? And more importantly, is it cool? Get more from "fish" on X Get your idea on one of the last 20 episodes of How Cool Is This? by leaving us a voicemail at (848) 863-9917. ⁠howcoolisthis.show⁠…
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Journalist Jo Piazza’s family has been playing a hundred year long game of telephone about the murder of her great great grandmother Lorenza Marsala. Family members who have gone back to Sicily to discover the truth, including Jo’s dad have been shut down by authorities and threatened by seemingly supernatural forces. But Jo is determined, maybe ev…
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In this first episode in a new series, Emily Pasi, director of public affairs at the American Planning Association chats with Clarence Anthony, CEO of the National League of Cities (NLC). Clarence and NLC are partners alongside APA on the Housing Supply Accelerator. The Housing Supply Accelerator is a national campaign to improve local capacity, id…
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A Classic RISK! episode from our early years! In the fortieth episode of our third season, Michael Martin, Jolenta Greenberg, Omri Navot and Sam Mullins share tales of embarrassments, large and small. • Pitch us your story! risk-show.com/submissions • Support RISK! through Patreon at patreon.com/risk or make a one-time donation: paypal.me/riskshow …
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(0:00) Ben Roethlisberger was underrated, even if he didn't know his grip. (4:30) Behind the Curtain: What changed in this year's Top 40 process? (7:30) #35 Jameis Winston: "Arguably the best big-play backup QB in the NFL. But there’s a DGAF aspect that you can’t completely trust.” (16:10) #34 Bryce Young: "Great natural feel for the QB position. B…
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For our latest Catch a Kite episode, we’re taking advantage of a new tool: the electronic tablets that recently became available in 400+ jails and prisons across the nation. Using their tablets, incarcerated Ear Hustlers from around the country responded to listener questions, including: What do people in prison hide from their families? And what’s…
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