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This American Life

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A personal journals podcast from: This American Life
Creators: Ira Glass (Host, Producer), Nancy Updike (Producer), Alex Blumberg (Producer), Elna Baker (Producer), Lina Misitzis (Producer), Jonathan Goldstein (Producer), Nadia Reiman (Producer), Eric Mennel (Producer), Miki Meek (Producer), Chana Joffe-Walt (Producer), Sarah Vowell (Host) Add

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. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.


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