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This American Life - Ira Glass


tal_2000zoom"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.

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© 2000 Ira Glass / Chicago Public Media

Datei Datum Inhalt Dauer
149 2000-01-14 Bedside Diplomacy In the hospital, we give up our normal schedule and sleep patterns; we give up our normal food and clothing; we're in a place that has its own rules and its own language and its own customs. 00:59:19
150 2000-01-21 Kids As Adults Stories of kids trying to act like adults—some by choice—some because they're forced to. 00:59:19
151 2000-01-28 Primary Today's program is made all of stories from the New Hampshire primary. Voters want to find a candidate who inspires them. Candidates want to inspire. So where's the system failing? Why do most of us feel like the system doesn't produce anyone inspiring? We hear stories that answer why. We hear from voters who've found candidates they love. And we hear what those voters are seeing that the rest of us aren't. 00:59:09
152 2000-02-11 Crush Stories of love in its earliest stage. Crushes: what's terrible about them, what's great about them and how they can overshadow real love for some people. 00:59:08
153 2000-03-03 Dolls Stories of what people are playing at when they play with dolls. 00:59:07
154 2000-03-10 In Dog We Trust Stories of dogs and cats and other animals that live in our homes. Exactly how much are they caught up in everyday family dynamics? We answer this question and others. 00:59:00
155 2000-03-17 Hoaxing Yourself Stories of people who tell a lie and then believe the lie more than anyone else does. In other words: Stories about people pulling hoaxes...on themselves. 00:59:06
156 2000-03-31 What Remains Usually This American Life brings you stories of people in the middle of big experiences. But sometimes these moments of dramatic change are only half the story. The other half occurs after time passes and they return to revisit what happened, and who they were back when. Today's show is about what they find. 00:59:07
157 2000-04-14 Secret Life of Daytime All those people you see in the middle of the workday, in coffee shops and bookstores? Who are they? Why aren't they at work? 00:59:06
158 2000-05-05 Mob Mentality The pleasure of being in a rampaging, angry mob...and the terror of being in a rampaging, angry mob. 00:59:08
159 2000-05-12 Mother's Day Stories of moms: How they treat us, how we treat them. 00:59:08
160 2000-05-19 Character Assassination In context of the Presidential contest between George W. Bush and Al Gore, we hear stories of character assassination...political and non-political. 00:59:06
161 2000-06-02 Million Bubbles Imagine that you could somehow look down from above, onto all the streets and avenues and country roads and highways of this nation...each car below its own tiny subculture on and steel worlds rolling down the street alongside each other. We hear what's going on inside some of these cars. 00:59:08
162 2000-06-23 Moving Stories of people who did not want to move but circumstance forced their hands, and so they tried to move without really moving. 00:59:08
163 2000-06-30 Can You Fight City Hall…If You Are City Hall? Stories of a typically American kind of hero: The person who decides to fight city hall, who stands up alone for what's right, and damn the consequences. 00:59:04
164 2000-07-07 Crime Scene Every crime scene hides a story. In this week's show, we hear about crime scenes and the stories they tell. 00:59:06
165 2000-07-28 Americans In Paris Many Americans have dreamy and romantic ideas about Paris, notions which probably trace back to the 1920s vision of Paris created by the expatriate Americans there. But what's it actually like in Paris if you're an American, without rose-colored glasses? 00:59:05
166 2000-08-11 Nobody's Family Is Going to Change Three stories that consider the question: Does anyone's family ever change? 00:59:00
167 2000-09-08 Memo to the People of the Future Stories of people who are engaged in something that's both difficult and probably futile: Trying to control how they'll be seen by generations to come. 00:59:07
168 2000-09-15 The Fix Is In There are all sorts of situations in which we suspect the fix is in, but we almost never find out for certain. On today's show, for once, we find out. 00:58:02
169 2000-09-29 Pursuit of Happiness We as a nation declared our independence based on, among other things, the right to pursue our happiness. But what does it mean, over two centuries later, to grow up in a country with an inalienable right to pursue happiness? Stories of people pursuing happiness, and sometimes, achieving it. 00:59:05
170 2000-10-13 Immigration We live in a big enough country that there are lots of laws too obscure for most of us to have heard of...but which actually affect tens of thousands of lives in huge ways. This show deals with one of them: A 1996 immigration law that the Immigration Service itself says is unfair. 00:59:08
171 2000-11-03 Election Stories for the eve of the Presidential election, in which we try to evade, sidestep or look beneath the candidates' soundbites. 00:59:05
172 2000-11-17 24 Hours at the Golden Apple The This American Life producers document one day in a Chicago diner called The Golden Apple, starting at 5 a.m. and going until 5 a.m. the next morning. We hear from the waitress who has worked the graveyard shift for over two decades, the regular customers who come every day, the couples working out their problems, various assorted drunks, and, of course, cops. 00:59:00
173 2000-12-15 Three Kinds of Deception A story of self-deception, a story about deceiving others, and a story about accidental deception. And how one type of deception can easily turn into another. 00:59:00
174 2000-12-29 Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Milestones Birthdays, anniversaries, and milestones of all sorts...and how they mean something whether we want them to or not. A live show taped for our fifth anniversary, back in 2000, when we went on the road to Boston, New York, Chicago, and L.A. Featuring house band OK Go. 00:59:00

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