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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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Armando Monroy

For fucks sake, can we get ONE episode that doesn't get political? You guys used to be one of my favorite shows. Now it just feels like you're pushing agendas every week. I remember the days of "One last thing before I go". One of my all time favorite episodes out of all the shows I listen to. Can we please just go back to that. Also, bring back the old Kanye while you're at it.

Dec 12th
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Armando Monroy

Melissa Utter Seems like you live in a bubble. There are plenty of things in this country that aren't political. The life of an American doesn't evolve around politics. Get real. And I really don't enjoy playing internet tennis with insults so this is the one and only response you'll get from me. Stay under your bridge.

Dec 13th
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Melissa Utter

Armando Monroy This American Life is about...drum roll please... life as it is, primarily in America. What about America right now ISN'T political? The show evolves and morphs to fit what's going on around it. Seems like you're missing that very important point.

Dec 13th
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Stan

Every now and then TAL comes out w/a story that's actually interesting and entertaining!

Dec 12th
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Deepu George

the Episcopal Church also and was probably the first to be inclusive of gay community.

Dec 10th
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Ian Jones

Deepu George oooo

Dec 11th
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Ian Jones

Deepu George oo

Dec 11th
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Steve Halaby

you have either wilfully or ignorantly misrepresented the asylum laws. The asylum seeker, from El Salvador, was required to request asylum in Mexico, not the United States. trivial point? No, that is the international agreement. You don't get to choose which country you want to seek asylum in. Also, Mexico, to their credit, actually made it known to the caravan, that asylum was available for all. why do you lie?

Dec 7th
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Melissa North

thank God for reviews. almost listened to this. nope on politics. came here to relax, not to hear more divisive negative political pandering.

Dec 7th
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Heidi Moffett

Donna Wade Yeah, I wish it was "divisive," haha! it was annoyingly neutral and unbiased.

Dec 12th
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Melissa North

Donna Wade thanks, but I'll skip it and trust the reviews. I dont need more political negativity in my life.

Dec 10th
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Dale Yancy

3 . . .

Dec 6th
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SwissSandra

Beautiful and heartbreaking episode... thank you!

Dec 4th
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princessLAYLA

is this a good book

Dec 3rd
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Roberta Schmitt

what happened to TAL?

Dec 3rd
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Carolyn Renee WIlk

I'd love to see this made into a movie that goes back and forth between the original event and Margaret discovering the truth

Dec 1st
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Cait N

So if there is no free will does that mean that everything is based on fate?

Dec 1st
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Jessica Hindmarsh

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Nov 30th
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Jennifer LyBarger

I rarely comment, but this hits home hard. It's very sad how people don't take mental health disorders seriously or even take the time to listen like Dr. Ben did!! Mostly because they don't understand the disorder itself. Educate, educate, educate yourselves. it can make a huge difference. Through most of this podcast I was shaking my head and thinking where's the humanity and compassion? But then again, hence the reason why I don't trust our "justice" system. Thank you Dr. Ben for the work you you do to help people. We need more people like you in this world.

Nov 29th
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Nanda Lakhwani

Really good episode!

Nov 29th
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Rick Wagner

wow I don't write comments often but the end brought me to tears. our justice system has lost every bit of humanity and we literally throw souls away in the most torturous way I can imagine. bad guys med to be punished but they are still human and if we become ok with convicts becoming animals then what have we become? motive in crime is a huge factor and if mentally insane then that person deserves help not punishment. we all become less safe by punishing the sick since most of them will walk the street again and would you rather run into them with a few years of treatment or a few years of violence and solitary? I am certain we have a huge hand in creating criminals once they enter the system and the process to right wrongs is exhausting. I'm so sick to know my taxes go to inflicting pain and suffering towards millions daily. no other civilized nation does what we do and perhaps that's why 80% of prisoners return to jail while most of Europe gets 20% return. our fear creates better criminals

Nov 29th
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Jennifer LyBarger

Rick Wagner Well said!!! My thoughts exactly!!!

Nov 29th
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Heidi Moffett

Adding a comment just because there are so many negative ones. The first half is a hoot. The second half is fascinating. If anything is relevant to American Life, it's stories about how politics have been shaped, politics in turn, in the background, being a tremendously shaping force for so many other stories. Gotta step back and see the forest from the trees now and then.

Nov 29th
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Sara Braun

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Nov 29th
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Kristin Prior

Lame. Couldn't even finish it. Started off with a whiney millennial. Everything that is wrong with this generation in the first few minutes.

Nov 28th
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Coach Kika

Sorry but you should listen to your own podcast again. this guy definitely duped you!

Nov 27th
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Rick Wagner

Coach Kika it's important to listen all the way through. you are a perfect example of why our justice system is disgusting. the doctor is just as big a victim as his father

Nov 29th
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Danielle Tyler

Coach Kika Methinks you didn't listen to the last 15 minutes.

Nov 28th
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Alex Kwong

incredible story

Nov 27th
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