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Best This American Life podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best This American Life podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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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.
 
If you like The Moth, This American Life or Snap Judgment, take a walk on the wilder side with RISK! Your colorful host Kevin Allison (of the legendary comedy group The State) helms this surprisingly uncensored show where people tell jaw-dropping true stories they never thought they'd dare to share in public. RISK! is hilarious, heart-wrenching, and remarkably real. Think you've heard it all? Fasten your seatbelt.
 
1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. Thats the premise behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, hosted by comedian Chris Gethard (the Chris Gethard Show, Broad City, This American Life, and one of Time Outs 10 best comedians of 2015). Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller, and he cant hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen! T ...
 
Outside's longstanding literary storytelling tradition comes to life in audio with features that will entertain, inspire, and inform listeners. We launched in March 2016 with our first series, Science of Survival, which was developed in partnership with PRX, distributors of the idolized This American Life and The Moth Radio Hour, among others. We have since added three additional series, The Outside Interview, which has editor Christopher Keyes interrogating the biggest figures in sports, ad ...
 
Daniel Lobell of Comical Radio and This American Life is back once again. This time, he's diving head first into philosophy (a subject he knows little about) with fellow comedians (Marc Maron, Artie Lange, Maria Bamford, Lewis Black, Greg Fitzsimmons, Larry Miller, Reggie Watts etc.) and attempting to find the answers to life's great questions. Even if the questions just lead to more questions, there will be many laughs in between. You can listen and decide: Are comedians really "modern day ...
 
You know how every day someone asks "how are you?" And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say "fine," so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word. From American Public Media.
 
Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won't know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in, starting with Episode 1. New episode ...
 
S-Town is a new podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed, about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who's allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But when someone else ends up dead, the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man's life.
 
A comedy podcast exploring quirky characters and their fascinating lives—and that's just the hosts. Reminiscent of NPR programs such as This American Life, Snap Judgment and Invisibilia, except those are real and this isn't. Part scripted and part improvised, BTADS brings you out-there stories, unknown history lessons, and a few ads for products you never knew you didn't need.
 
Consider Our Knowledge is your award-winning home for the best NPR parody that we know of- where the news is fake, and the jokes are real. If you enjoy All Things Considered, This American Life, Fresh Air or any other public radio program, then you’ll appreciate it when we use our satirical skills to parody them. Join host Conor Bentley for a new episode every week, as he leads the best looking news team in public radio. www.considerourknowledge.com
 
This Week in Microbiology is a podcast about unseen life on Earth hosted by Vincent Racaniello and friends. Following in the path of his successful shows 'This Week in Virology' (TWiV) and 'This Week in Parasitism' (TWiP), Racaniello and guests produce an informal yet informative conversation about microbes which is accessible to everyone, no matter what their science background.
 
Are you looking for a new and fun way to learn American English? Come hang out with Lindsay and Michelle from Boston and New York City and have fun while you improve your English listening skills! We are an English as a Second Language (ESL) podcast for intermediate to advanced English learners around the world. We will show you how to use everyday English vocabulary and natural idioms, expressions, and phrasal verbs and how to make small talk in American English. We will also give you speci ...
 
Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage. Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians and moguls. And when the dust finally settles, we’re left to wonder: how did this happen? Where did they trip up, and who is to blame? From the creators of American History Tellers, Business ...
 
"A Beautiful World" is a news program that focuses on inspirational stories from around the world, featuring good news about science, technology, ecology, art, music and medicine. The program is hosted by author and journalist Heather McElhatton, who listeners know from her contributions to This American Life, Marketplace and MPR News. www.abeautiful.world or Download ABW Podcast! iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a-beautiful-world/id986469943?mt=2Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.co ...
 
The Dangerous & Delicate Balancing Act Between Your Dream Job and Your Day Job Formerly titled Real Person | Real Needs This podcast chronicles the journey of a 30-something who is trying to discover his purpose in life and make his dreams a reality. Geoff Desiato is a husband and father of two, with the responsibility to provide for his family. He's a proud high-school graduate who has worked full-time since he was 17 years old. But after 13 years of working for “The Man,” and being told th ...
 
Are you looking for a new and fun way to learn American English? Come hang out with Lindsay and Gabby from Boston and have fun while you improve your English listening skills! All Ears English is an English as a Second Language (ESL) podcast for intermediate to advanced learners around the world. Teachers Lindsay McMahon and Gabby Wallace will show you how to use everyday vocabulary and natural idioms, expressions, and phrasal verbs and how to make small talk in American English. We will als ...
 
This is podcast created by my students at OGU High School. The podcast title is inspired by one of my favourite podcasts "This American Life", and it focuses on the lives and interests of Japanese high school teens. The program is part of my ICT-Global Awareness course which is taught in English and Japanese. Students are expected to learn English while tackling domestic and international issues and expressing themselves with Web 2.0 technologies.
 
Where There's Smoke explores self-development through the filter of current events, pop culture, and experience. We surf the zeitgeist through an array of audio clips, quotes, concepts, and conversations. In the spirit of The Daily Show and This American Life, we throw everything into an audio centrifuge that separates “what” from “why”. You walk away with insights and actionable solutions to improve your business, relationships, and almost any area of your life.
 
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CORRECTION: Contrary to what was discussed in the episode, there is no “long” or “short” form in the Census. The 2020 Census will only have nine questions. The “long” and “short” form discussed refers to the American Community Survey (ACS), not the 2020 Census. Additionally, the 2020 Census will NOT ask for income. Apologies for the oversight. Cens…
 
Adrienne Kinne just after basic training in 1994. Adrienne Kinne, 2020 I should confess that I have a personal interest in listening to veterans talk about how they recover from war. I was never in the military, but I spent some time overseas as a war correspondent for Esquire, Harper’s, and Mother Jones magazines. I was never in a battle or close …
 
After suffering a brain injury in a bicycle accident, Sarah Allely found it difficult to read, write, and watch television. She struggled with everyday tasks. Eventually, she realized that the only way for her to get better was to spend time in nature. As a journalist, her instinct was to chronicle her experience and also investigate the science be…
 
What is something that challenges you? Do you like to be challenged or does this frustrate you? We’re going to look at the word “challenge” and how it can be used, and what it means in different contexts. This is a word that you are... Read More The post AEE 1320: Challenge Yourself to Use This Word in English Naturally appeared first on .…
 
Finding love is unexpected. Losing it is unexpected, too. You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at ttfa.org/donate Read the transcript for this episode here. And check out our …
 
Simms is at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indy with Florio, talking to coaches, GMs, and prospects (0:17) Bengals Head Coach Zac Taylor on the pressures of having the #1 pick, Andy Dalton's future, and why he disagrees with Simms about the Bengals helmet needing a re-brand. (9:50) Oregon QB Justin Herbert drops by the set on why he'll throw at the Co…
 
Cynthia Giles was a senior official at the Environmental Protection Agency. She helped negotiate a major settlement with Volkswagen, as the automaker faced fallout from its diesel emissions scandal. She joins Lindsay and tells behind-the-scenes stories from the scandal. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/as to fin…
 
Have you ever considered what opportunities you have to practice English? Do you want to get the conversation going, but feel a bit unsure? We’re going to look at how to uncover great opportunities to start a conversation, and how this can help you to... Read More The post AEE 1319: Connect When You Wouldn’t Expect It! Tips for Practicing Your Engl…
 
In this episode of the #ActingRealtor, we celebrate my son’s birthday, attend the Philadelphia Auto Show for the 5th year in a row, go see Sonic The Hedgehog Movie at The Grand Theater, and I open up about the mental hurdles you encounter as a creative person. Subscribe to the podcast and leave us a rating or review Like the Acting Realtor on Faceb…
 
In this episode of the Resilience Roundtable podcast series, host Jim Schwab, FAICP, speaks with Julie Dennis of OVID Solutions about her experiences working as both an independent disaster-recovery consultant and as a previous director of community development for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Julie's vast experience in Florida s…
 
Do you have a favorite dish that you like to bring to parties? Have you heard people talk about their “go to” dish or favorite thing? When you hear people talk about their preferences or favorite things then you will often hear the term “go... Read More The post AEE 1318: What’s Your Coffee and Karaoke Go-to? appeared first on .…
 
Ashley Blaker join Daniel Lobell in his Edinburgh "Flat" to discuss philosophy from Leo Strauss, UK comedy, Little Britain, working with Joan Rivers, producing for the BBC and being an obsessive Orthodox Jew and UK football fan. Brought to you by Better Help Visit BetterHelp.com/MDP for 10% off your first month (for a limited time only).…
 
A room filled with heroes - Dan Hanzus, Chris Wesseling, Marc Sessler and Gregg Rosenthal bring you all of the latest news around the NFL including the recent developments with the playoffs, (8:10), the Redskins keeping Peterson (30:11), and Tony Romo making a decision about broadcasting (35:57). The crew ranks the Hard Knocks eligible teams (47:18…
 
Chris & Ahmed react to the news that the NFL wants to add 2 more playoff teams, they look at some potential big impact free agents & finish up our helmet debates by naming the NFL's best. (2:35) Playoff Expansion - Do we want 7 seeds in the postseason? (18:50) Drew Brees is returning to the Saints (24:15) Which 2020 free agent is This Year's...Shaq…
 
Have you heard people talk about their travel plans in English? Have you heard vocabulary words that you might not have known, such as what does the term “red eye” mean? Learning about travel lingo can be great and can help you to set off... Read More The post AEE 1317: How to Jet-set Your Way to English Fluency appeared first on .…
 
Topher White founded the nonprofit Rainforest Connection with the intent of creating a low-cost monitor that could help remote communities in their efforts to halt illegal logging, which is an enormous threat to tropical habitats. As it turns out, the best way to track people who are cutting down trees is sound. Using old cell phones linked to an a…
 
A room filled with heroes - Dan Hanzus, Marc Sessler & Gregg Rosenthal bring you all of the latest news around the NFL including Drew Brees coming back to the Saints for 2020 (9:02), rumors that the Raiders are willing to pay Tom Brady big (19:06) and go over some releases and reports that Lev Bell isn't in shape in some 8 o'clock delight. (26:52).…
 
As we all know, the Internet giveth us joy and kitten photos, and it taketh away our free time and sometimes our self-esteem. How can we make our own version of the internet a little less crappy? You can find Neil on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @neilpasricha. You can also listen to his podcast 3 Books at 3books.co. You can catch up with T…
 
Federal prosecutors kick into high gear, and soon, VW executives meet their fate. Meanwhile, Matthias Müller faces his own changing fortune, as company insiders initiate a power play. It's the beginning of a new era for Volkswagen. Support our show by supporting our sponsors: Zip Recruiter - Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/AS. thredUP…
 
Chris is back from vacation, and he and Ahmed dive into the offseason with some QB carousel talk and the worst helmets in the NFL. (4:20) QB Carousel Trust Tree: Chris ranks Dak Prescott & the other (possibly) available QBs he trusts most (6:00) Does Simms trust Tom Brady more than Drew Brees? (9:25) Would you rather have Teddy Bridgewater or Tayso…
 
I always try to hit potential clients with the hard truth upfront in order to set appropriate expectations. Unfortunately, sometimes it is an ugly truth and people don’t want to hear it. But I always caution people, when it comes to real estate, be watchful for those who tell you everything you want to hear. To download a free copy of the entire e-…
 
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