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This American Life

  1. tv
    Pose’s Steven Canals to Explore LGBTQ Victory Over DSM Designation in 81 WordsThe limited series is based on Alix Spiegel’s 2002 This American Life episode of the same name.
  2. crossovers
    How High Maintenance Found Itself in Conversation With This American LifeFor its season premiere, the web series turned HBO anthology looked to another long-running series to find inspiration, and a path forward.
  3. there will be podcasts
    The 10 Nonfiction Podcasts That Changed EverythingThe industry’s been shaped by stories you couldn’t make up.
  4. podcasts
    How Podcasts Learned to SpeakThe once useless-seeming medium that became essential.
  5. how i get it done
    How I Get It Done: Serial Host Sarah KoenigThe podcast host on imposter syndrome, her work wife, and why she chooses to stay off social media.
  6. best of 2018
    The 10 Best Podcast Episodes of 2018Decoder Ring, The Nod, This American Life, and more.
  7. Crown Heights Trailer: The System Is Stacked Against Lakeith StanfieldSee it in theaters August 25.
  8. help the universe is too big and i'm scared
    Here’s a Great This American Life Segment on Being NeuroticWhat do you do when you can’t stop thinking about the big, scary questions, and no one else understands?
  9. chat room
    Tig Notaro Found Hope in a 15-Minute Story About an ’80s Pop SingerThe comedian’s “Taylor Dayne story” changed everything for her at the exact time she needed it to.
  10. good one podcast
    Tig Notaro On Forgetting the Joke That Changed Her LifeThe comic couldn’t remember her Taylor Dayne story during an appearance on Conan’s web series.
  11. podcasts
    Serial Creators Announce New Podcast SeriesThis marks the highest-profile podcast attempt at a fully serialized narrative that’s being designed for binge-listening purposes.
  12. right-click
    Leslie Odom Jr. Sings Sara Bareilles’ Obama SongSeriously?! With Sara and Leslie.
  13. zomg serial's back
    ‘Serial’ Composer on Season Two’s Ambient SoundLess guitar, more synths.
  14. listen up
    The One Podcast to Start With, Across 24 TopicsThere are simply too many podcasts. Here’s where to start.
  15. serial
    Adnan’s Attorney: Cellular Evidence Was FaultyHe says he has new evidence that bolsters the case to overturn the 2000 conviction.
  16. Ira Glass Is Establishing His Radio-Podcast EmpireHe now owns “This American Life” and “Serial.”
  17. feelings
    To All Relevant Parties: Say ‘I Love You’ AlreadyA short video about a couple that has dated for eight years and never said “I love you.”
  18. radio
    ‘Serial’s Sarah Koenig on Her Hit Podcast“I don’t know that I’ll ever be at peace with what we find or that there will be a definitive verdict.”
  19. ink-stained wretches
    Ira Glass Doesn’t Know or Care Who Edits the New York TimesThe “This American Life” host admits he’s not up on the biggest media story of the moment.
  20. theater
    How Mike Daisey Is Burying His Apple Scandal With Words“Not to show my hand too much is a very effective technique if you’ve just had a scandal.”
  21. kudos
    Girls, Louie, Southland Win Peabody AwardsAnd Switched at Birth.
  22. Fred Armisen Will Co-Host Next Week’s ‘This American Life’ as Ira GlassQuirky public radio program This American Life will have a very special guest this weekend: Fred Armisen as Ira Glass. The episode’s theme is […]
  23. the most npr thing in the world
    Fred Armisen Will Co-Host ‘This American Life’In character as Ira Glass.
  24. Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass Want to Have a Pizza Party with You Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass’s new movie Sleepwalk with Me has been playing at select theaters throughout the country for a few weeks now, […]
  25. Tig Notaro Explains Exactly How Her Largo Set Happened“And so I was in New York and I met with [Ira Glass] and I had like ten pages of start to finish every detail of horrible stuff that had gone […]
  26. Part of Tig Notaro’s Famous Largo Set Will be Broadcast on ‘This American […]Early this month, Tig Notaro performed a legendary set at Largo in Los Angeles. As an account from the night put it: “For the first half of her […]
  27. Jay Mohr Starts Beef, Pete Holmes Wonders ‘Who Charted?’, Danny McBride in […]What’s everyone’s plan for Memorial Day? Wearing white? Watching Men In Black? It’s a black and white weekend. Here’s an idea: bring a couple […]
  28. joss whedon
    Watch Joss Whedon SingIf Buffy, alone, didn’t floor you …
  29. The Grub Street Diet
    Author David Rakoff Calms Himself by Keeping a Full Pantry“Tax day. Perhaps a sense of relief made me eat more, but I’d have gorged just as much had I been facing an audit.”
  30. truthiness
    Why Ninja Turtles Are More Real to Us Than Abraham LincolnWhy Americans are more upset about altering the fictional history of cartoon turtles than they are about changing the backstory of honest Abe.
  31. shattered glass
    ‘This American Life’ Pulls Absurd Stephen Glass StoriesTough timing.
  32. fabulists
    Mike Daisey Is Making Some Changes to His Act“Questionable” sections of his Apple factory exposé have been cut. 
  33. This American Life Retracts Mike Daisey’s Apple Factory ExposéMany details were fabricated.
  34. Watch a Dreamy Scene from Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me Movie This scene from the film version of Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me is a great expression of the eerily calm, perfectly logical nonsense of […]
  35. radio
    Ira Glass Was Really Freaked Out by That Sex Tape Parody“His imitation of my writing and delivery are so dead-on, it was hard to keep listening.”
  36. clickables
    Listen to an Ira Glass Sex-Tape Parody“If you donate now, Carl Kassell will leave a dirty — and I mean really filthy — message on a loved one’s answering machine.”
  37. 21 questions
    David Rakoff’s Day Job Involves Napping, Snacking, and OnanismThe writer and ‘This American Life’ regular fills out our patented questionnaire.
  38. casting
    Paul Rudd Will Star in a Movie From Errol Morris and Ira GlassAbout a guy really into cryogenics.
  39. The Grub Street Diet
    Financial Journalist Alex Blumberg Disdains ‘Hipster’ Tater Tots,“I don’t understand the new hipster obsession with tater tots. They’re never as good in practice as they are in theory.”
  40. clickables
    Watch The Cameraman, a Cute ‘This American Life’ AnimationTwo parts charm, one part life lesson.
  41. Food Media
    The Coca-Cola Recipe Crashes ‘This American Life’ WebsiteIs the soda giant behind the radio show’s mysterious site downage? Eh, not exactly.
  42. stuff white people like
    Ira Glass Sings!The “This American Life” host does an Elliott Smith cover with Lucy Wainwright Roche.
  43. Ira Glass at His High School Reunion“Ira Glass Tries To Explain This American Life At High School Reunion,” from The Onion: “According to sources at Milford Mill High School’s […]
  44. adaptations
    ‘This American Life’ Segment to Become a MovieA proper feature, not a documentary.
  45. the take
    ‘The Atlantic’ Declares War on QuirkinessHey, you! Yeah, you, the “Gen-X indie” guy in Austin, Madison, or Adams Morgan with the ironic facial hair! Michael Hirschorn at The Atlantic has a problem with you and your insufferable quirkiness.
  46. 21 questions
    Sarah Vowell Dreams of Bill Nighy and Grange Hall Name: Sarah Vowell Age: 37 Job: Writer, contributor to “This American Life.” She will appear at a live performance of the public-radio show tonight at Lincoln Center. Neighborhood: Flatiron Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? My favorite New Yorker’s body part is a tie between Peter Stuyvesant’s peg leg and Richard Hell’s Voidoids-era hair. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York? Gastronomically, we’re looking at a tie between Babbo and Per Se (I’m allergic to wheat and they baked me my own personal loaf of corn bread), but the honest if annoyingly folksy answer is that my best meals are always at the Old Town Bar, eating red meat with people I really like. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? This time of year I do a lot of readings and speak at colleges, which means I spend about 2 hours at a podium and the other 22 stranded at O’Hare.
  47. cultural capital
    Ira Glass TV: A Sexy Liberal Bod to Match Sexy Liberal Voice?Last spring New York brought you news that Ira Glass’s This American Life would be coming to Showtime. And now, almost a year later, it’s nearly here. It’ll debut March 22 on Showtime, but, meantime, a video teaser has been posted to the TAL site. We took a look, and though we’re a touch skeptical of Glass’s claim that his show will “look different from anything else on television,” we know this: Finally those gruppy Brooklyn gals will have a visual aid to help round out their audio fantasies. This American Life: The Television Show [ThisAmericanLife.org] A Chicago Radio Hit Moves to New York, and TV [NYM]