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This American Life

  1. 1.5x speed
    Sold Out, Forgotten, and 3 More Podcasts Worth TryingPlus, an especially superb episode of This American Life.
  2. tv
    Pose’s Steven Canals to Explore LGBTQ Victory Over DSM Designation in 81 WordsThe limited series is based on Alix Spiegel’s 2002 This American Life episode of the same name.
  3. crossovers
    How High Maintenance Found Itself in Conversation With This American LifeFor its season premiere, the web series turned HBO anthology looked to another long-running series to find inspiration, and a path forward.
  4. there will be podcasts
    The 10 Nonfiction Podcasts That Changed EverythingThe industry’s been shaped by stories you couldn’t make up.
  5. podcasts
    How Podcasts Learned to SpeakThe once useless-seeming medium that became essential.
  6. best of 2018
    The 10 Best Podcast Episodes of 2018Decoder Ring, The Nod, This American Life, and more.
  7. Crown Heights Trailer: The System Is Stacked Against Lakeith StanfieldSee it in theaters August 25.
  8. chat room
    Tig Notaro Found Hope in a 15-Minute Story About an ’80s Pop SingerThe comedian’s “Taylor Dayne story” changed everything for her at the exact time she needed it to.
  9. good one podcast
    Tig Notaro On Forgetting the Joke That Changed Her LifeThe comic couldn’t remember her Taylor Dayne story during an appearance on Conan’s web series.
  10. podcasts
    Serial Creators Announce New Podcast SeriesThis marks the highest-profile podcast attempt at a fully serialized narrative that’s being designed for binge-listening purposes.
  11. right-click
    Leslie Odom Jr. Sings Sara Bareilles’ Obama SongSeriously?! With Sara and Leslie.
  12. zomg serial’s back
    ‘Serial’ Composer on Season Two’s Ambient SoundLess guitar, more synths.
  13. listen up
    The One Podcast to Start With, Across 24 TopicsThere are simply too many podcasts. Here’s where to start.
  14. serial
    Adnan’s Attorney: Cellular Evidence Was FaultyHe says he has new evidence that bolsters the case to overturn the 2000 conviction.
  15. radio
    ‘Serial’s Sarah Koenig on Her Hit Podcast“I don’t know that I’ll ever be at peace with what we find or that there will be a definitive verdict.”
  16. theater
    How Mike Daisey Is Burying His Apple Scandal With Words“Not to show my hand too much is a very effective technique if you’ve just had a scandal.”
  17. kudos
    Girls, Louie, Southland Win Peabody AwardsAnd Switched at Birth.
  18. Fred Armisen Will Co-Host Next Week’s ‘This American Life’ as Ira GlassQuirky public radio program This American Life will have a very special guest this weekend: Fred Armisen as Ira Glass. The episode’s theme is […]
  19. the most npr thing in the world
    Fred Armisen Will Co-Host ‘This American Life’In character as Ira Glass.
  20. Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass Want to Have a Pizza Party with You Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass’s new movie Sleepwalk with Me has been playing at select theaters throughout the country for a few weeks now, […]
  21. Tig Notaro Explains Exactly How Her Largo Set Happened“And so I was in New York and I met with [Ira Glass] and I had like ten pages of start to finish every detail of horrible stuff that had gone […]
  22. Part of Tig Notaro’s Famous Largo Set Will be Broadcast on ‘This American […]Early this month, Tig Notaro performed a legendary set at Largo in Los Angeles. As an account from the night put it: “For the first half of her […]
  23. Jay Mohr Starts Beef, Pete Holmes Wonders ‘Who Charted?’, Danny McBride in […]What’s everyone’s plan for Memorial Day? Wearing white? Watching Men In Black? It’s a black and white weekend. Here’s an idea: bring a couple […]
  24. joss whedon
    Watch Joss Whedon SingIf Buffy, alone, didn’t floor you …
  25. truthiness
    Why Ninja Turtles Are More Real to Us Than Abraham LincolnWhy Americans are more upset about altering the fictional history of cartoon turtles than they are about changing the backstory of honest Abe.
  26. Watch a Dreamy Scene from Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me Movie This scene from the film version of Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me is a great expression of the eerily calm, perfectly logical nonsense of […]
  27. radio
    Ira Glass Was Really Freaked Out by That Sex Tape Parody“His imitation of my writing and delivery are so dead-on, it was hard to keep listening.”
  28. clickables
    Listen to an Ira Glass Sex-Tape Parody“If you donate now, Carl Kassell will leave a dirty — and I mean really filthy — message on a loved one’s answering machine.”
  29. casting
    Paul Rudd Will Star in a Movie From Errol Morris and Ira GlassAbout a guy really into cryogenics.
  30. clickables
    Watch The Cameraman, a Cute ‘This American Life’ AnimationTwo parts charm, one part life lesson.
  31. stuff white people like
    Ira Glass Sings!The “This American Life” host does an Elliott Smith cover with Lucy Wainwright Roche.
  32. Ira Glass at His High School Reunion“Ira Glass Tries To Explain This American Life At High School Reunion,” from The Onion: “According to sources at Milford Mill High School’s […]
  33. adaptations
    ‘This American Life’ Segment to Become a MovieA proper feature, not a documentary.
  34. the take
    ‘The Atlantic’ Declares War on QuirkinessHey, you! Yeah, you, the “Gen-X indie” guy in Austin, Madison, or Adams Morgan with the ironic facial hair! Michael Hirschorn at The Atlantic has a problem with you and your insufferable quirkiness.