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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), Jonathan Menjivar (Producer), Alex Blumberg (Producer), Miki Meek (Producer), Chana Joffe-Walt (Producer), Elna Baker (Producer), Jonathan Goldstein (Producer), Lina Misitzis (Producer), Nadia Reiman (Producer), Sarah Vowell (Host), Eric Mennel (Producer) (edit)
www.thisamericanlife.org https://www.thisamericanlife.org

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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This podcast may use tracking and attribution, dynamic content insertion and is insecure

Stats: Statistics are produced by Simplecast, Podtrac, Chartable and Podsights to help This American Life to understand how many downloads it is getting, or how many people are listening. Your device’s IP address and user agent is used to help calculate this figure. Simplecast, Podtrac and Chartable are IAB v2 certified.

Tracking and attribution: Chartable and Podsights or their partners may connect the fact you listened to this podcast to an action elsewhere on the internet. For example - they may spot a device that downloaded an episode of This American Life later visited the website of an advertiser; or they may track that a device that listened to This American Life also listened to a different show. This form of attribution is used to measure advertising effectiveness.

Dynamic content insertion: Simplecast may use limited data that they know about you - the device you’re using, the approximate location you’re in, or other data that can be derived from this, like the current weather forecast for your area - to change parts of the audio. This American Life may do this for advertising or for other forms of content, like news stories.

This American Life is able to use the above tools since its podcast host or measurement company offers this service. It doesn’t mean that this individual podcast uses them, or has access to this functionality. We use open data.

This uses an insecure connection. This podcast uses an HTTP, not HTTPS, address for its RSS feed (as entered in Apple Podcasts or the Podcast Index). It is not encrypted, and may allow people who can see your internet traffic - like your internet service provider, employer or even your government - to know that you listen to this podcast.

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This podcast’s RSS feed is not secure. Apple may require this in future.
This podcast’s audio is not on an IPv6-enabled domain. This isn’t an issue for now, but might be in future. (We tested the initial domain of dts.podtrac.com, which may be an analytics prefix.)

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