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This American Life - Ira Glass


tal_2005zoom"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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© 2005 Ira Glass / Chicago Public Media

Datei Datum Inhalt Dauer
280 2005-01-07 In Country What life is like for American soldiers in Iraq. 00:59:16
281 2005-01-21 My Big Break Sometimes, getting your big break isn't all it's cracked up to be. A comedy duo lands the gig that can make them famous—the Ed Sullivan Show at the height of Sullivan's popularity—and they bomb. A third-grader gets his big chance to please his mother and push his drunken father out of the picture. And other stories. 00:58:02
282 2005-02-11 DIY After four lawyers fail to get an innocent man out of prison, his friend takes on the case himself. He becomes a do-it-yourself investigator. He learns to read court records, he tracks down hard-to-find witnesses, he gets the real murderer to come forward with his story. In the end, he's able to accomplish all sorts of things the police and the professionals can't. 00:59:04
283 2005-02-25 Remember Me Stories about people who are remembered very differently than they'd wished. The ghost of a kindly, distinguished philanthropist supposedly plays pranks on guests at a Ramada hotel in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. A dying mother makes a tape for her developmentally disabled daughter, hoping she'll watch it someday, knowing she might not. 00:57:51
284 2005-03-11 Should I Stay or Should I Go? Stories about people teetering on the edge of this question: Should they stay or go? A software writer loses his job, but refuses to go away. He continues to show up at work, sneaking in the door each day and putting in long hours on a project the company canceled. A student from Pakistan finishes four years of college in Philadelphia and has to decide whether to move back home. And other stories. 00:59:17
285 2005-03-25 Know Your Enemy Stories about trying to understand who's on your side. The defense minister of Israel visits would-be suicide bombers in prison, only to find out that in at least one case, he feels sorry for the terrorist. A prosecutor tries to censor a punk rock star. He takes him to court, but never bothers to listen to his lyrics. During the trial, he begins to think twice about his mission. Plus other stories. 00:59:17
286 2005-04-08 Mind Games Stories of people who try simple mind games on others, and then find themselves way in over their heads. 00:58:07
287 2005-04-15 Backed Into A Corner Stories about people who end up making choices they'd rather not make, when their options begin to run out. Sometimes this works out great; sometimes not so great. 00:59:16
288 2005-05-06 Not What I Meant Stories about how easy it is for communication to go awry, and what the consequences can be after it does. 00:59:05
289 2005-05-13 Go Ask Your Father In this show, sons and daughters get to find out the one thing they've always wanted to know about their father. The answers aren't always what they hope for. 00:59:05
290 2005-06-03 Godless America At a time when House Majority Leader Tom Delay calls for enacting a "Biblical world view" in government, when Christians are asserting their ideals in the selection of judges, in public school science classes and elsewhere, This American Life spends an hour trying to remember why anyone liked the separation of church and state in the first place. 00:59:19
291 2005-07-01 Reunited (And It Feels So Good) Stories about getting back together with your spouse, your country, your...Brahman bull. And how it never goes the way you think it's going to. 00:58:01
292 2005-07-08 The Arms Trader The U.S. government spent two years on a sting operation trapping an Indian man named Hemant Lakhani, whom they suspected of being an illegal arms dealer. It's one of the few cases that has gone to trial in the War on Terror, and one the Justice Department has pointed to as one of their big successes. In the end, they got Lakhani, red-handed, delivering a missile to a terrorist in New Jersey. The only problem was, nothing in the sting was what it appeared to be. Including the missile. 00:59:17
293 2005-07-22 A Little Bit of Knowledge Stories about the pitfalls of knowing just a little bit too little. 00:59:00
294 2005-08-05 Image Makers Stories of people and institutions who are worried about what the world thinks of them, and who take action...decisive action. 00:59:03
295 2005-08-26 Not What I Signed Up For Stories about being sucked into something against your will. In one story, a 9/11 widow finds herself having to comfort another distraught woman on national TV. And in a story by Nick Hornby, a boy is forced to play soccer to save his nation. 00:59:04
296 2005-09-09 After the Flood Surprising stories from survivors in New Orleans. We give people who were in the storm more time than daily news coverage can to tell their stories and talk about what they're thinking. This leads to a number of ideas that haven't made it into the regular news coverage. 00:59:19
297 2005-09-16 This Is Not My Beautiful House It's the largest mass resettlement that America has seen since the Civil War, as over 400,000 people—victims of Hurricane Katrina—try to find a new place to live. From the Houston Astrodome to an abandoned New Orleans street, stories of people looking for home...and finding something else. 00:59:20
298 2005-09-23 Getting and Spending How far will we go to get money? And once we've got it, what should we spend it on? The first half of this show is on making money, and the second half on spending it. 00:59:04
299 2005-10-07 Back from the Dead Stories about people and places that have come back to life after everything seemed lost. 00:59:30
300 2005-10-28 What's In A Number? About a year ago, a study estimated the number of Iraqi casualties since the war began at 100,000 dead—higher than any other estimate. The study was mostly ignored. Alex Blumberg revisits that study to look at the reality behind it. 00:59:18
301 2005-11-11 Settling the Score Stories about the lengths we go to make things right, and about what money can and cannot fix. 00:59:33
302 2005-11-18 Strangers in a Strange Land Someone once said, "If you're not willing to be changed by a place, there's no point in going." This week, stories about what happens when you land in a whole new world. 00:59:18
303 2005-12-02 David and Goliath>/b> Variations on an old tale, with very modern consequences. Cambodia is competing with other nations for the business of big clothing companies all over the world...but they've vowed to follow fair labor practices. Other countries end up with the contracts, and the profits. 00:59:00
304 2005-12-16 Heretics The story of Reverend Carlton Pearson, a renowned evangelical pastor in Tulsa, Oklahoma, who cast aside the idea of Hell, and with it everything he'd worked for over his entire life. 00:57:59
305 2005-12-23 The This American Life Holiday Spectacular A full-throttle, show-stopping, no-holds-barred Christmas Spectacular! Shedding the crusty old Christmas stories of yore, we bring you new holiday classics. With special musical guest Marah! 00:59:03

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