tal_2003

This American Life - Ira Glass

29.01.16

tal_2003zoom© 2003 Ira Glass / Chicago Public Media
Archivnummern: tal_2003_(Sendung)
"This American Life ( linkext. Link ) ist eine einstündige, wöchentlich übertragene Hörfunksendung, die vom US-amerikanischen Chicago Public Radio produziert wird und weltweit als Podcast zu hören ist. Im Mittelpunkt der von Ira Glass moderierten Sendung stehen Reportagen, die sich immer einem spezifischen Thema widmen und teilweise durch Essays oder Kurzgeschichten ergänzt werden" (Quelle: secure linkext. Link )
This American Life is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 2.2 million listeners. It is 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. It is also often the most popular podcast in the country, with another 2.4 million people downloading each episode. There's a theme to each episode of This American Life, and a variety of stories on that theme. Most of the stories are journalism, with an occasional comedy routine or essay.


Datei Datum Inhalt Dauer
228 2003-01-03 You Are So Beautiful…To Me Two stories about love, and what people mean when they use the word love. Or, looked at differently, two modern-day reinterpretations of the Frog Prince story. One concerns a pretty man falling in love with an unlikely woman. And an unlikely woman falling in love with a pretty bird. 00:59:17
229 2003-01-10 Secret Government Stories of some of the secrets our government keeps: of imprisonment, deportation, and spying, and how those secrets affect us. 00:59:19
230 2003-01-31 Come Back to Afghanistan In January 2002, the President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, spoke at Georgetown University. There he urged Afghan-Americans, especially young ones, to move back to Afghanistan. 00:59:01
231 2003-02-07 Time to Save the World Stories of people trying to save the world one person at a time, and stories of sudden truths delivered by complete strangers. 00:59:18
232 2003-02-14 The Real Story It's been said that truth is the first casualty of war. In this week's show, we try to get the real stories from three very different wars. 00:59:18
233 2003-03-07 Starting from Scratch Stories of people starting over, sometimes because they want to, other times because they have to. 00:57:46
234 2003-03-14 Say Anything Does talking about it really help? Stories where it does, and stories where it doesn't, including Michael Bernard Loggins, who tried to battle his fears by listing them. He ended up with a list 183 items long. 00:59:18
235 2003-03-21 The Balloon Goes Up Stories from the beginnings of the war in Iraq, and how it compares with wars in our country's past. 00:59:19
236 2003-04-11 My Two Cents Stories from a contradictory recession. (Audio is from the updated 2004 broadcast) 00:59:20
237 2003-04-18 Regime Change Sure, John Kerry got in trouble for using the phrase, but we have no fear. Because we know that regime change, like charity, begins at home. This week: Stories of regime change in everyday life—people switching jobs, people switching families, businesses dying and new ones starting in their place. 00:59:18
238 2003-05-30 Lost in Translation Stories of what can and cannot be translated. A short, non-athletic, bespectacled East Asian studies major who couldn't make his high school basketball team finds himself in the NBA as the personal translator for the first-ever Chinese pro basketball superstar, Yao Ming. Plus, a Palestinian man teaches Hebrew classes in the Gaza strip to Palestinians eager to learn news from the other side of the checkpoint. 00:59:18
239 2003-06-06 Lost in America Stories of people who are lost, histories that are lost, and things that are lost. This show was recorded onstage in front of audiences on a five-city tour in May 2003. The cities: Boston, Washington DC, Portland Oregon, Denver and Chicago. Featuring house band OK Go. 00:59:18
240 2003-06-20 I'm In Charge Now Stories of people putting themselves in charge in very unlikely, unpromising circumstances. 00:59:19
241 2003-07-11 20 Acts in 60 Minutes Instead of the usual "each week we choose a theme, and bring you 3 or 4 stories on that theme" business, we throw all that away and bring you 20 stories—yes, 20—in 60 minutes. 00:58:02
242 2003-07-18 Enemy Camp Living behind enemy lines among the enemy, it's sometimes hard to remember why you're fighting in the first place. 00:59:18
243 2003-07-25 Later That Same Day Stories about what the passage of time can do to someone. When each story starts, the world's aligned one way. Years pass—or sometimes just months—and everything's different. 00:59:19
244 2003-08-15 MacGyver In real life, we usually never get to invent ingenious solutions, like the guy in the old TV series MacGyver. Today, four real stories in which real people invent amazingly clever solutions to their problems. 00:59:19
245 2003-08-05 Allure of the Mean Friend What is it about them, our mean friends? They treat us badly, they don't call us back, they cancel plans at the last minute, and yet we come back for more. Popular bullies exist in business, politics, everywhere. How do they stay so popular? 00:59:00
246 2003-09-12 My Pen Pal Stories of very unusual pen pals, people whose relationship could not exist without the help of the postal service. 00:59:04
247 2003-09-19 What Is This Thing? What is this thing? This thing called love, that is. For answers, we explore the romance novel industry, a $1.5 billion empire run almost entirely by and for women. Plus, relearning the rules of romance from the other side of the gender line. And Sarah Vowell tells the story of the Greatest Romance of the 20th Century. 00:59:17
248 2003-10-24 Like It or Not Some stories we make happen, others happen to us. Extremes from the latter category, where people let things happen to them and don't act, even when maybe they should. David Rakoff guest hosts. 00:59:19
249 2003-10-31 Garbage We make what's usually invisible, visible: the world of trash. We follow the trash from the sanitation men on the street, to the mob guys who controlled the hauling business, to the people who actually live in dumps. 00:59:19
250 2003-11-07 The Annoying Gap Between Theory...and Practice Why is it always harder than you think it'll be? We explore several case examples of the annoying gap between theory and practice. 00:59:18
251 2003-11-21 Brother's Keeper Biblical fables ripped from today's headlines. In his ongoing effort to write his own version of the Bible, Jonathan Goldstein retells the story of Cain and Abel. Finally we hear Cain's side of the story. Plus: neighbors in a small town in Illinois wonder if they could have stepped in—as their neighbors' keepers—to prevent a brutal triple murder. 00:59:20
252 2003-11-28 Poultry Slam 2003 During the period of the year with the highest turkey consumption, we bring you an annual This American Life tradition: Stories of turkeys, chickens, geese, ducks, fowl of all kinds, real and imagined, and their mysterious hold over us. 00:59:18
253 2003-12-05 The Middle of Nowhere Stories from faraway, hard-to-get-to places, where all rules are off, nefarious things happen because no one's looking, and there's no one to appeal to. 00:59:00
254 2003-12-12 Teenage Embed, Part Two In early 2003, we brought you a special show about a California teenager, Hyder Akbar, who traveled to Afghanistan, his family's homeland, for the first time. 00:59:19
255 2003-12-19 This American's Life's Holiday Gift-Giving Guide The vexing difficulty of finding the perfect gift, illustrated in three acts. 00:59:00

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