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This American Life Reviews
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This was the funniest podcast I have ever heard--passed the link on to my friends and they loved it.. Thanks, Ira. This really helps in times of Coronavirus isolation.
Making chicken tortilla soup during quarantine and utterly beside myself with the Peter Pan story. I thought I didn’t want a funny episode... I was so wrong! Listen everybody, be transported!!
Should have been profound and moving but Christ, how many times can 2 grown men say “like” in a conversation? I had to pull over to delete this.
I love this podcast. It has been my highlight every week, when I have gone through a tough week, I can remember that there is a episode waiting for me. It’s open minded and soothing. Keep up the good work all. Can’t wait for the next episode!!!
TAL has long been my Sunday night highlight and this episode was particularly appreciated given what we all are facing these days. I loved the phone calls that were shared and the list of questions segment— what a brilliant young girl. Phone calls and conversations. What a concept. Be well and stay safe dear Ira and team.
Used to really enjoy this podcast but it’s so one sided now. In episode 695, a black woman complains about white people watching her at church. She does not know their intention yet presumes they are touristic visitors. Why don’t we get their side? Why is it okay to profile these observers by their skin colour? Seems every episode now has people being profiled by skin colour. The show is not as informative or open-minded as it used to be.
I know, it’s the epitome of radio, but I find it hard too even get though an episode these days as they focus on the same few topics every single week now. So sorry to say, but I’m bored.
Oh my! I feel bad for the border agent that was found to be undocumented through no fault of his own. On the other hand, both him and his wife voted for Trump. I can’t help but feel less bad...
I’ve listened to this podcast for 3 years now & listened to older episodes all caught up .. & listening to this podcast has influenced me a lot opened my eyes & ears & started to look at life a little differently in a good way & I love it !!
Ep: Five Women is so important and very well said. I need more This American Life.
Every new This American Life episode makes me look forward to my morning commute.
It's pretty good and I appreciate the wide variety of topics that I honestly would never have been curious about. Not as good as Radiolab, but definitely worth listening. A lot of the contributors have such annoying voices, though. Can't stand the episodes with Sedaris (sounds like a cranky old woman who never has anything nice to say) or Goldstein (annoying).
I just adore this show. It’s my regular companion as I walk my dog along the beach here in Australia. Such amazing stories to get lost in. Inspiring fascinating always thought provoking. And Ira’s dulcet tones are like butter melting on whole-wheat toast. Thank you for making such an amazing show.
TAL encourages my curiosity & promotes my interest in all subject matter. I have an inherent drive to always learn a solid foundation of knowledge on an infinite amount of subjects that interest me , cross my path or impact my life. Researched with diligence & thoughtfully curated each episode is an enjoyable educational opportunity. They can contain concepts that we are aware of, but yet rarely spoken about. Topics that once excavated can trigger deep reflection. The exposure to human thought & behaviour provides fascinating insights. A well produced show that walks you down the complexities & colour of life. Highly recommended ! 9/10 Suggestions : It would be nice to have more episodes available on the Apple podcast app not just the website - as mentioned in other reviews. Though I too would appreciate more on subjects that have a cross cultural, international appeal, listeners must acknowledge the show is called ‘This American Life’. Perhaps you should franchise this show’s concept & promote the creation of others like : ‘This Australian Life’. Food for thought.
I watched Unbelievable on Netflix not realising it was based on a true story, I cried at the conclusion of Marie’s story and to hear the truth of her terrible experience in her own words on my favourite podcast This American Life was incredibly powerful. Excellent journalism; stories thoughtfully told, this team always leaves me thinking.
Chuck Norris is the only person on earth who can rhyme 'orange' with 'lozenge'.
It would be nice to have chapters between the stories so I can use a sleep timer to end of chapter. If you don’t know what I mean Accidental tech podcast does an amazing job with like 20 chapters over the hour episode for the different topics they talk about. Apart from that five star show! Love it! Listen regularly every week!
As a non-American, the show provides a great insight to ‘American Life’.
LOVE my weekly This American Life fix. Always interesting with great & varied content.
I can always rely on thoughtful, interesting, intelligent content, beautifully put together.
This Podcast is thought provoking, engaging and ever so important! Listen to it!
I just love this show. So refreshing to hear interesting and entertaining stories these days.
Always such a variety of stories. I’m hooked. GB
Brilliant storytelling which I go back to again and again. So influential on other podcasts that it's almost sounds like a cliche sometimes. GB
Thankyou for constantly embracing topics that don’t get a lot of attention. I think the reason I love this podcast is because it constantly presents me with the human experience and I think we all need to be reminded we are all just human, experiencing everything life has to offer. I am forever grateful for this show. GB
It is never too late to be what you might have been.