This American Life

654: The Feather Heist

By This American Life/Sun, 19 Mar 2023 18:00

A flute player breaks into a British museum and makes off with a million dollars worth of dead birds.

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793: The Problem with Ghosts

By This American Life/Sun, 12 Mar 2023 19:00

The ghosts that visit us, the ghosts that never do, and the ghosts that walk among us.

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792: When to Leave

By This American Life/Sun, 05 Mar 2023 18:00

People staring down that hardest of questions: Is now the time? To leave?

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639: In Dog We Trust

By This American Life/Sun, 26 Feb 2023 18:00

Exactly how much are the animals that live in our homes caught up in our everyday family dynamics?

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556: Same Bed, Different Dreams

By This American Life/Sun, 19 Feb 2023 18:00

People who are tied together, but imagine radically different futures.

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791: Math or Magic?

By This American Life/Sun, 12 Feb 2023 18:00

When it comes to finding love, there seems to be two schools of thought on the best way to go about it. One says, wait for that lightning-strike magic. The other says, make a calculation and choose the best option available. Who has it right?

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542: Wait—Do You Have The Map?

By This American Life/Sun, 05 Feb 2023 18:00

Feeling lost and trying to figure out how to move ahead.

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790: You're It

By This American Life/Sun, 29 Jan 2023 18:00

Sometimes you raise your hand. Other times you’re just the only one left.

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789: The Runaround

By This American Life/Sun, 22 Jan 2023 18:00

People being dodged, delayed, and evaded—and what they do to put an end to it.

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174: Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Milestones

By This American Life/Sun, 15 Jan 2023 18:00

They mean something, whether we want them to or not.

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788: Half-Baked Stories About My Dead Mom

By This American Life/Sun, 08 Jan 2023 18:00

Writer Etgar Keret tries to come up with the stories that capture his late mother, but it’s hard, he says, because she’s like Maria in West Side Story and she’s also like Thanos from the Avengers. He ends up with a series of very short stories — most

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598: My Undesirable Talent

By This American Life/Sun, 01 Jan 2023 18:00

San Francisco’s Spider-Man burglar was remarkable. He dropped into buildings from skylights, leapt 10 feet from one roof to another. But mostly, his talent got him into trouble. This week, his story, and stories of other undesirable talents.

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787: Baby's First Christmas

By This American Life/Sun, 25 Dec 2022 18:00

People experiencing Christmas in brand new ways, giving the holiday even more meaning.

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757: The Ghost in the Machine

By This American Life/Sun, 18 Dec 2022 18:00

People use machines to find people they lost.

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402: Save the Day

By This American Life/Sun, 11 Dec 2022 18:00

Stories about one person single-handedly taking charge of a situation gone wrong.

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786: It's a Game Show!

By This American Life/Sun, 04 Dec 2022 18:00

Something we’ve never done before: true stories told in the form of a game show.

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785: Through the Looking Glass

By This American Life/Sun, 27 Nov 2022 18:00

People trying to coax each other across the line, from one side to the other.

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351: Return to Childhood

By This American Life/Sun, 20 Nov 2022 18:00

People who try to revisit their childhoods—what they find and what they do not find.

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732: Secrets

By This American Life/Sun, 13 Nov 2022 18:00

Why we tell them, and what happens after we do.

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784: Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map

By This American Life/Sun, 06 Nov 2022 17:00

In 2015, voters in Ohio approved a Republican constitutional amendment to end gerrymandering in the state—one of the first of its kind. And then Ohio Republicans drew electoral maps that violated their own constitutional amendment, and those are the

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783: Kids These Days

By This American Life/Sun, 30 Oct 2022 18:00

We hear from kids who are dealing with some of the country’s most contentious debates. Debates that are supposedly about them.

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754: Spark Bird

By This American Life/Sun, 23 Oct 2022 18:00

This bird-focused week, stories about birds and the hearts they sway, the havoc they wreak, the lives they change.

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782: Family Dig

By This American Life/Sun, 16 Oct 2022 18:00

Two people go on excavations of their families’ pasts. Including the first episode of the new podcast, “We Were Three,” hosted by our longtime producer, Nancy Updike, and from Serial Productions and The New York Times.

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781: Watching the Watchers

By This American Life/Sun, 09 Oct 2022 18:00

People taking it upon themselves to keep an eye on those in charge.

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780: Setting the Record Straight

By This American Life/Sun, 02 Oct 2022 18:00

Getting to the facts can be difficult, but it’s always the right thing to do. Except when it isn’t.

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750: The Ferryman

By This American Life/Sun, 25 Sep 2022 18:00

Getting from Point A to Point B—with expert assistance.

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779: Ends of the Earth

By This American Life/Sun, 18 Sep 2022 18:00

An exploration of the very upper limits of what you do for someone you love.

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778: Me Minus Me

By This American Life/Sun, 28 Aug 2022 18:00

When a fundamental part of yourself changes dramatically, are you still who you thought you were?

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777: Name. Age. Detail.

By This American Life/Sun, 14 Aug 2022 18:00

Ten people were killed at a grocery store in Buffalo, NY. Their stories, as you’ve never heard them.

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776: I Work Better on Deadline

By This American Life/Sun, 31 Jul 2022 18:00

Stories of people racing against time to solve a problem. Will they make it?

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775: The Possum Experiment

By This American Life/Sun, 10 Jul 2022 18:00

An investigation into a very basic question about people: Are most of us bad or good?

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774: The Pink House at the Center of the World

By This American Life/Sun, 03 Jul 2022 18:00

The Supreme Court case that overturned Roe v. Wade began with a lawsuit filed by a Mississippi abortion clinic. On the day Roe was overturned, we were there. Stories from the center of this moment of history, the day it happened.

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773: The Longest Distance Between Two Points

By This American Life/Sun, 19 Jun 2022 18:00

Getting from A to B via Z.

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