This American Life

This American Life is a weekly public radio show that I first heard on NPR and now listen to via an app on my iPhone. Hosted by Ira Glass, each episode contains several stories on a theme, and they are usually true stories about everyday people, things, and places. I find most of them incredibly fascinating.

One of my goals on my Life List is to listen to every episode of This American Life. There are currently more than 400 episodes in the archives, so I have a lot of listening to do.

Here are all of the episodes I’ve listened to so far.

1. New Beginnings
2. Small Scale Sin
3. Poultry Slam
4. Vacations
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10. Double Lives
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14. Accidental Documentaries
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17. Name Change / No Theme
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81. Guns
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109. Notes on Camp
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167. Memo to the People of the Future
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175. Babysitting
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183. The Missing Parents Bureau
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186. Prom
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198. How to Win Friends and Influence People
199. House on Loon Lake
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203. Recordings for Someone
204. 81 Words
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206. Somewhere in the Arabian Sea
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218. Act V
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234. Say Anything
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241. 20 Acts in 60 Minutes
242. Enemy Camp
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245. Allure of the Mean Friend
246. My Pen Pal
247. What Is This Thing?
248. Like It or Not
249. Garbage
250. The Annoying Gap Between Theory… and Practice
251. Brother’s Keeper
252. Poultry Slam 2003
253. The Middle of Nowhere
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262. Miracle Cures
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282. DIY
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287. Backed Into a Corner
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294. Image Makers
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297. This is Not my Beautiful House
298. Getting and Spending
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301. Settling the Score
302. Strangers in a Strange Land
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308. Star-Crossed Love
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322. Shouting Across the Divide
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332. The Ten Commandments
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338. The Spokesman
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342. How to Rest in Peace
343. Poultry Slam 2007
344. The Competition
345. Ties That Bind
346. Home Alone
347. Matchmakers
348. Tough Room
349. Valentine’s Day 2008
350. Human Resources
351. Return to Childhood 2008
352. The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar
353. The Audacity of Government
354. Mistakes Were Made
355. The Giant Pool of Money
356. The Prosecutor
357. The Truth Will Out
358. Social Engineering
359. Life After Death
360. Switched at Birth
361. Fear of Sleep
362. Got You Pegged
363. Enforcers
364. Going Big
365. Another Frightening Show About the Economy
366. A Better Mousetrap
367. Ground Game
368. Who Do You Think You Are?
369. Poultry Slam 2008
370. Ruining It for the Rest of Us
371. Scenes from a Mall
372. The Inauguration Show
373. The New Boss
374. Somewhere Out There
375. Bad Bank
376. Wrong Side of History
377. Scenes from a Recession
378. This I Used to Believe
379. Return to the Scene of the Crime
380. No Map
381. Turncoat
382. The Watchmen
383. Origin Story
384. Fall Guy
385. Pro Se
386. Fine Print
387. Arms Trader 2009
388. Rest Stop
389. Frenemies
390. Return to the Giant Pool of Money
391. More is Less
392. Someone Else’s Money
393. Infidelity
394. Bait and Switch
395. Middle of the Night
396. #1 Party School
397. 2010
398. Long Shot
399. Contents Unknown
400. Stories Pitched by Our Parents
401. Parent Trap
402. Save The Day
403. NUMMI
404. Enemy Camp 2010
405. Inside Job
406. True Urban Legends
407. The Bridge
408. Island Time
409. Held Hostage
410. Social Contract
411. First Contact
412. Million Dollar Idea
413. Georgia Rambler
414. Right to Remain Silent
415. Crybabies
416. Iraq After Us
417. This Party Sucks
418. Toxie
419. Petty Tyrant
420. Neighborhood Watch
421. Last Man Standing
422. Comedians of Christmas Comedy Central
423. The Invention of Money
424. Kid Politics
425. Slow to React
426. Tough Room 2011
427. Original Recipe
428. Oh You Shouldn’t Have
429. Will They Know Me Back Home?
430. Very Tough Love
431. See No Evil
432. Know When to Fold ‘Em
433. Fine Print 2011
434. This Week
435. How to Create a Job
436. The Psychopath Test
437. Old Boys Network
438. Father’s Day 2011
439. A House Divided
440. Game Changer
441. When Patents Attack
442. Thugs
443. Amusement Park
444. Gossip
445. Ten Years In
446. Living Without (2011)
447. The Incredible Case of the P.I. Moms
448. Adventure!
449. Middle School
450. So Crazy it Just Might Work
451. Back to Penn State
452. Poultry Slam 2011
453. Nemeses
454. Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory
455. Continental Breakup
456. Reap What You Sow
457. What I Did For Love
458. Play the Part
459. What Kind of Country
460. Retraction
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463. Mortal vs. Venial
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466. Blackjack
467. Americans in China
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470. Show Me The Way
471. The Convert
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473. Loopholes
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484. Doppelgangers
485. Surrogates
486. Valentine’s Day 2013
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489. No Coincidence, No Story
490. Trends With Benefits
491. Tribes
492. Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde
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494. Hit the Road
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497. This Week
498. The One Thing You’re Not Supposed to Do
499. Taking Names
500. 500!
501. The View From In Here
502. This Call May Be Recorded… To Save Your Life
503. I Was Just Trying to Help
504. How I Got Into College
505. Use Only As Directed
506. Secret Identity
507. Confessions
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509. It Says So Right Here
510. Fiasco!
511. The Seven Things You’re Not Supposed to Talk About
512. House Rules
513. 129 Cars
514. Thought That Counts