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Best This American Life podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best This American Life podcasts we could find
Updated January 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 ...
 
Home of the Brave: new and old stories from "This American Life" contributor Scott Carrier.
 
A podcast that explores the nuanced experiences of Filipinos in the United States, atbp.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
NFL.com's "Around the NFL" crew (Gregg Rosenthal, Dan Hanzus, Marc Sessler and Chris Wesseling) break down the latest football news, with a dash of mirth.
 
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.
 
This American Lie is a fully improvised Public Radio show based on that other Public Radio Show with a very similar name. Tune in for an hour of "HILAR-UDITE" entertainducation. It's smart, it's droll, it's made possible by listeners like you.
 
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 ...
 
The Iroquois Confederacy. An Indigenous North American civilization with equal rights and representative government that left Europeans in bewilderment. Their influence affected the American free spirit and the modern day woman's rights movement. This show covers the culture, histories and legends of the Haudenosaunee. The People of the Longhouse.
 
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.
 
"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 ...
 
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 ...
 
We focus on stories that contain an element of mystery, drama, comedy, or embarrassment. We're a "This American Life" wannabe. Created by Ethan and Molly.
 
Join Nate Newton, Kurt Daniels Jesse Holley and Shannon Gross for insider access of America's Team.
 
Lovingly inspired by the podcast from This American Life, Serial is a new podcast from the creators of Geoff Lloyd's Hometime Show, hosted by Annabel Port.
 
To celebrate the iTunes release of Mike Birbiglia's movie Don't Think Twice, host Ira Glass presents a podcast miniseries featuring his favorite stories that Birbiglia has told on This American Life over the years. https://itunes.com/dontthinktwice
 
Similar to NPR’s "This American Life", the This Brazilian Life team and our fellow UFC classmates will be sharing personal narratives related to a variety of topics about Brazilian life.
 
A show in the tradition of This American Life. Sort of. It's different, obviously.
 
Gold & Great is a brand new podcast from Kollaboration SF expressing the stories of the AAPI community, hosted by Kollab SF associates Long Vo and Elsa Lin. It’s this American life from a new perspective, offering fun conversations and longform narratives profiling the rich diversity of what it means to be Asian in America.
 
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 ...
 
Every week Chris Hayes asks the big questions that keep him up at night. How do we make sense of this unprecedented moment in world history? Why is this (all) happening? This podcast starts to answer these questions. Writers, experts, and thinkers who are also trying to get to the bottom of them join Chris to break it all down and help him get a better night’s rest. “Why is this Happening?” is presented by MSNBC and NBCNews Think.
 
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.
 
Music. Comedy. Complaints.
 
Funny, moving and always exquisitely well-produced, this collection of short stories and essays from the award-winning Seanachai podcast is not to be missed. If you like this American Life, but wish that Ira Glass' voice was a bit softer on the ears, then this is the audio book for you.
 
Selected by Apple as a "Best of 2018" Podcast. Join Jordan Harbinger with Jason DeFillippo as we get deep into the untapped wisdom of the world's top performers -- from intelligence operatives to legendary musicians, iconoclastic writers to visionary changemakers. We deconstruct the playbooks of the most successful people on earth -- and learn new strategies, perspectives and insights you can't find anywhere else. Then, take these practical insights into your own life and live what you listen.
 
A podcast about This American Life, hosted by Rob McGinley Myers and Britta Greene, featuring lovingly irreverent deconstructions of the show’s best episodes, as well as occasional interviews with contributors and listeners, all in our attempt to pin down what makes the show great.
 
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A flute player breaks into a British museum and makes off with a million dollars worth of dead birds.By This American Life
 
Earlier this month the Los Angeles Times ran the column Here’s how HiFi, or Historic Filipinotown, got its name by Frank Shyong. In the column Frank quotes TFAL’s Joe Bernardo and mentions Episode 85 – Filipino Ethnic Enclaves: Do They Exist? Do We Need Them? Head to the LA Times and read the full column and then take a listen to this throwback epi…
 
You're in your thirties, and although you've had reasonable success running your own business, you've always believed that you were lazy and unmotivated. You recently got diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed Adderall, and everything changed for the better. You're finally a hard worker, don't get distracted easily, and finish things you start. It's be…
 
A room filled with heroes - Dan Hanzus, Chris Wesseling, Marc Sessler and Gregg Rosenthal are joined by the twitter queen herself, Mina Kimes, to discuss Eli Manning retiring, (6:36) the new Vikings offensive coordinator (22:40), and Jay Gruden's new job (31:04). The heroes and Mina debate active hall of famers in the league right now (38:03) befor…
 
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Reid first shared on the podcast in February of 2012 about a sex ed moment of his childhood.By Kevin Allison
 
Megan Phelps-Roper (@meganphelps) grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church, an organization widely monitored as a hate group for its anti-gay, anti-Jewish, anti-American protests. She left WBC in 2012 and has since written about her experiences in Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church. This is part two of a two-part epi…
 
At some point, almost every skier or snowboarder who has sat on a stalled chairlift has wondered, Could I just jump off here? The resounding reply from the experts is no, no, no. Don’t jump off the chairlift. Not ever. In addition to the high risk of getting injured yourself, you’re putting the people on other chairs around you in danger in ways yo…
 
A room filled with heroes - Dan Hanzus, Chris Wesseling, Marc Sessler and Gregg Rosenthal bring you all of the latest news around the league including Jason Garrett heading to the Giants (12:35), Titans DC Dean Pees retiring after 16 seasons (14:57) and some potential rule changes for the league. (29:33). The heroes debate Gregg's list of top 25 fr…
 
Megan Phelps-Roper (@meganphelps) grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church, an organization widely monitored as a hate group for its anti-gay, anti-Jewish, anti-American protests. She left WBC in 2012 and has since written about her experiences in Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church. This is part one of a two-part epi…
 
Professional sports are never more than an inch away from the deepest core of what's happening in America. They are an amazing crucible of politics and culture that manage to reflect the issues we are working through as a country. And because these spaces are so integrated, particularly in football and basketball, racial politics quickly come to th…
 
In the drive thru line to get some fast food chicken, this caller tells Geth about dealing with the aftermath of her husband’s psychotic break. This episode is brought to you by Teladoc (www.teladoc.com/stories).By Earwolf & Chris Gethard
 
Rosemary Cipriano, Micklewhite Ezpozito, and Bryan Kett share stories about a boob job, a religious cult, and a very rowdy classroom.By Kevin Allison
 
A room filled with heroes - Dan Hazus, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling and Gregg Rosenthal recap each game of Championship Weekend. The 49ers were in control for most of the NFC Championship game but the Packers fought as hard as they could (4:11). The heroes discuss if this loss is Aaron Rodgers fault (13:59) before recapping the Chiefs big win over…
 
Raccoon is starving and needs to use his wits to get a meal. The crayfish are not an easy meal. Based on the Story by Arthur C. Parker (Seneca)By Andrew Cotter and Caleb Cotter
 
The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play…
 
Last spring I was invited to speak at the Oorzaken Audio Festival in Amsterdam. I remember seeing leaves come out on the trees along the canals and tulips blooming on the bridges. The first night I was there i was interviewed on stage at the Torpedo Theater by the hosts of the Podcastclub, a Dutch podcast hosted by Lieven Heeremans and Misha Melita…
 
Nick Vatterott visits Daniel Lobell to talk everything from sketch comedy to living in NYC and seeing Elephants walk through the Queens tunnel to Don Coyote. Great talk from to you by Better Help. Visit BetterHelp.com/MDP for 10% off your first month. Enjoy!By Daniel Lobell
 
You're not sure if the speeding ticket you got driving across the country was given because you had out-of-state license plates, you were racially profiled, or there was an equipment failure of some kind, but you're pretty sure it wasn't for speeding. You want to fight it, but you're not sure what your legal options and obligations are. Friend of t…
 
A room filled with heroes - Dan Hanzus, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling and Gregg Rosenthal preview Championship Weekend starting with the Packers and 49ers. (5:02) The stop half way to discuss Luke Kuechly retiring and the latest Odell Beckham drama. (28:51)The heroes finish up the show by previewing the Titans and Chiefs. (44:54)…
 
A Classic RISK! Singles episode! A story that Ray Christian first shared on the podcast in February of 2015 about dangerous play.By Kevin Allison
 
Simon Sinek (@simonsinek) is the best-selling author of Find Your Why and Start with Why. He returns to the show to discuss his latest offering, The Infinite Game, which offers a framework for leading with an infinite mindset in a limitless world. What We Discuss with Simon Sinek: Common public speaking gaffes and how to avoid making them. How Simo…
 
Ask scientists about the aurora borealis and they’ll explain that the spectacular display of lights we see in the wintertime sky is caused by solar winds that send charged particles into the earth’s upper atmosphere, where they smash into gases. But witness this otherworldly show yourself, and ancient beliefs about magic often feel more true. It wa…
 
A room filled with heroes - Dan Hanzus, Chris Wesseling, Colleen Wolfe and Gregg Rosenthal bring you all of the latest news around the NFL including a possible Tony Romo offer from ESPN (4:35), the latest with the coaching hires (Bill Lazor!) (13:25) and Antonio Gates retiring (19:55). The heroes react to Browns new Head Coach Stefanski coldly reac…
 
Why do white evangelical Christians support President Trump? They delivered him 81% of their votes on election day and consistently give him higher favorability ratings than any other voting bloc. As former Christianity Today editor-in-chief Mark Galli puts it, white evangelicals elected Trump to be their champion. So these were the exact people Ga…
 
Steve Elkins is a cinematographer and explorer whose discovery of and expedition to a legendary settlement in the rainforest of Honduras is chronicled in The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston. [Featured photo by Ryan Hartford of Ecliptic Media] What We Discuss with Steve Elkins: How did Steve and his team manage to only r…
 
A caller in London talks to Geth about British & European politics, noting that there might be a problem with political parties founded by comedians. This episode is brought to you by You’re Not Listening, Brooklinen (www.brooklinen.com), Bombas (www.bombas.com/stories), and Teladoc (www.teladoc.com/stories).…
 
Jenna Brister, Betsy Bluto, and Amy Salloway share stories about a sexy massage, a message from beyond, and mysterious illness.By Kevin Allison
 
This week we're considering the latest news and analysis on the continuing tensions between the U.S. and Iran. We’ll also consider an update on the NFL playoffs with Rick Van Patten and Cecil the Pontificator from ESPN’s Sports Yell.By thepodcastshow
 
The boys debut a few Twitter questions and introduce the team archivist, Jonathan Thorn. Plus, Nate shares his thoughts on his former coach Jimmy Johnson getting elected to the HOF, and we talk having confidence in the playoffs.
 
A room filled with heroes - Dan Hanzus, Chris Wesseling, Marc Sessler, and Gregg Rosenthal recap each of the games from the Divisional Round starting with the Packers win over the Seahawks (3:11). The guys recap the Chiefs epic comeback against the Texans (18:38) before doing some halftime news including the Browns landing a new head coach (34:50).…
 
In this episode of the #ActingRealtor podcast, I say goodbye to some colleagues and friends at the conclusion of Miracle of Christmas who aren’t returning in 2020. And on New Year’s Day, my family and I take a road trip to Northern Kentucky to visit the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum. To see footage of our trip, watch the video version of this p…
 
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