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This American Life - Ira Glass


tal_2007zoom"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.

Archivnummern: AP/e_eng/tal_2007_(Sendung)
© 2007 Ira Glass / Chicago Public Media

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323 2007-01-05 The Super In 1980's New York City, rent is rising: it seems out of control, and residents struggle to keep up. So Jack Hitt helps organize tenants, and threatens a rent strike. This does not go over so well with his building super, who, as it turns out, is a very dangerous man. 00:59:39
324 2007-01-26 My Brilliant Plan An American reporter in Iraq decides to rent a house in a residential Baghdad neighborhood rather than live in a hotel and be an easy target for insurgents. And an eleven-year-old boy figures out an ingenious way to see his dead father again. Big ideas gone amok. 00:59:00
325 2007-02-02 Houses of Ill Repute An old man in Brooklyn invites some homeless prostitutes into his house on a cold winter night. They never leave. Plus other stories about houses, such as the United States Congress, where the inhabitants don't always act as they should. 00:59:00
326 2007-02-16 Quiz Show A man with social anxiety goes through a transformation on a TV game show, a young woman with high ideals has them dashed by a TV game show, and teams compete to solve some of the hardest puzzles in the world, for fun. 00:59:04
327 2007-03-09 By Proxy Stories of proxy fights, proxy arguments, and proxy situations of all kinds. 00:59:00
328 2007-03-16 What I Learned from Television Stories recorded during our 2007 live tour. Sarah Vowell, David Rakoff, Dan Savage, and other favorite contributors went on the road with us to New York, Boston, Minneapolis, Chicago, Seattle, and Los Angeles; and performed brand-new stories in front of sold-out audiences. 00:59:00
329 2007-04-06 Nice Work If You Can Get It Stories of sudden fame, quick riches, and the downside of the dream job. 00:59:01
330 2007-04-13 My Reputation Stories of people trying to recover from damage to their reputations—sometimes caused by others, sometimes self-inflicted. 01:00:50
331 2007-04-27 Habeas Schmabeas 2007 An updated version of our episode "Habeas Schmabeas," which won a 2006 Peabody Award. Listen to a special, uncut version. 01:03:07
332 2007-05-04 The Ten Commandments Stories of people struggling to follow the Ten Commandments from the book of Exodus. 00:58:59
333 2007-05-25 The Center for Lessons Learned Four years into the Iraq War, what have we learned? Soldiers, civilians, Iraqis, and Americans talk—and sometimes yell—about what they've learned in the last few years...including how to stay alive and why the aftermath of a war can be the trickiest time of all. 01:02:43
334 2007-06-01 Duty Calls Josh's mother and younger brother were a mess. His mother drank too much. His brother got arrested a lot. Josh hadn't lived with them since he was nine, and they didn't play much of a role in his daily life—until duty called, and they took over his life. 00:59:00
335 2007-06-15 Big Wide World When he was a teenager, Haider worked in the Iraqi Ministry of Information. He was specially trained to talk to visiting dignitaries and foreign reporters, and he loved his job. It was exciting, and he was treated like a celebrity. 00:59:00
336 2007-07-06 Who Can You Save? Stories about the pitfalls of trying to do the right thing. 00:59:01
337 2007-07-27 Man vs. History Stories about people taking history into their own hands. We hear from two men in two different wars. One is trying to make a difference in the current war in Iraq. The other is with the CIA at the very end of the Cold War. 00:59:00
338 2007-08-10 The Spokesman Attention listeners. In the Internet version of Act One of this show, we have left one curse word un-bleeped at a critical moment. Stories of what can happen when you go from being a private person to a public face. 00:58:31
339 2007-08-24 Break-Up Writer Starlee Kine on what makes the perfect break-up song and whether really sad music can actually make you feel better. Plus, an eight-year-old author of a book about divorce, and other stories from the heart of heartbreak. 00:58:18
340 2007-09-07 The Devil in Me Stories of people trying to exorcize their inner demons. 00:58:00
341 2007-10-05 How to Talk to Kids Stories of adults taking very different approaches to communicating with children. 00:58:59
342 2007-11-02 How to Rest in Peace There are umpteen TV shows about solving murders, endless whodunits in bookstores. But what happens to the people left behind after the detectives close the case? Three stories about children trying to figure out how to live normally after their parents have died. 00:57:51
343 2007-11-23 Poultry Slam 2007 For Thanksgiving, the time of year when poultry consumption is highest, it's our annual program about turkeys, chickens, and fowl of all types. 00:59:00
344 2007-11-30 The Competition Stories of the unintended consequences of market forces. 01:00:34
345 2007-12-14 Ties That Bind A young girl named Sarah receives a heart transplant from a boy her age, and her mother sets off to find out more about the kid who saved her daughter's life. But years later, Sarah's not sure she wants to know. 00:59:00
346 2007-12-21 Home Alone A 79-year-old woman, Mary Ann, dies in Los Angeles. She's lived alone for decades. No one knows her—or her next of kin. There's a body to be buried, a house full of stuff to get rid of. 00:58:30

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