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    #588: Mind Games 2016

    59:53

    Stories of people who try simple mind games on others, and then find themselves in way over their heads.

    Official free, weekly podcast of the award-winning radio show This American Life. First-person stories and short fiction pieces that are touching, funny, and surprising. Hosted by Ira Glass, from WBEZ Chicago Public Media, and distributed by Public Radio International. In mp3 and updated Mondays.

    © Copyright 1995-2016 Ira Glass

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    #589: Tell Me Im Fat

    1:9:34

    The way people talk about being fat is shifting. With one-third of Americans classified as overweight, and another third as obese, and almost none of us losing weight and keeping it off, maybe it’s time to rethink the way we see being fat. A show inspired by Lindy West’s book Shrill.

    Official free, weekly podcast of the award-winning radio show This American Life. First-person stories and short fiction pieces that are touching, funny, and surprising. Hosted by Ira Glass, from WBEZ Chicago Public Media, and distributed by Public Radio International. In mp3 and updated Mondays.

    © Copyright 1995-2016 Ira Glass

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    This American Life #489: No Coincidence, No Story!

    59:16

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    This American Life #610: Grand Gesture

    1:1:11

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    #557: Birds & Bees

    1:2:28

    Some information is so big and so complicated that it seems impossible to talk to kids about. This week, stories about the vague and not-so-vague ways to teach children about race, death and sex - including a story about colleges responding to sexual assault by trying to teach students how to ask for consent. Also, a story about how and when to teach kids about the horrors of slavery and oppression in America.

    Official free, weekly podcast of the award-winning radio show This American Life. First-person stories and short fiction pieces that are touching, funny, and surprising. Hosted by Ira Glass, from WBEZ Chicago Public Media, and distributed by Public Radio International. In mp3 and updated Mondays.

    © Copyright 1995-2016 Ira Glass

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    #591: Get Your Moneys Worth

    1:59

    Stories of people trying to make sure they get what they paid for, from political change to bedroom slippers. We follow a donor as he vets presidential candidates, and go inside a company wrestling with the consequences of its no questions asked,” lifetime return policy.

    Official free, weekly podcast of the award-winning radio show This American Life. First-person stories and short fiction pieces that are touching, funny, and surprising. Hosted by Ira Glass, from WBEZ Chicago Public Media, and distributed by Public Radio International. In mp3 and updated Mondays.

    © Copyright 1995-2016 Ira Glass

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    This American Life 293: A Little Bit of Knowledge JUL 22, 2005

    1:35:28

    This American Life --- 293: A Little Bit of Knowledge --- JUL 22, 2005 Stories about the pitfalls of knowing just a little bit too little. The Source of Info.

    This American Life --- 293: A Little Bit of Knowledge --- JUL 22, 2005 Stories about the pitfalls of knowing just a little bit too little. The Source of Info.

    Official free, weekly podcast of the award-winning radio show This American Life. First-person stories and short fiction pieces that are touching, funny, a.

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    168 The Fix Is In from This American Life on podbay

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    Official free, weekly podcast of the award-winning radio show This American Life. First-person stories and short fiction pieces that are touching, funny, and surprising. Hosted by Ira Glass, from WBEZ Chicago Public Media, and distributed by Public Radio International. In mp3 and updated Mondays.

    © Copyright 1995-2016 Ira Glass

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    #362: Got You Pegged

    1:1:54

    Shalom Auslander goes on vacation with his family, and suspects the beloved, chatty old man in the room next door is an imposter—and sets out to prove it. This and other stories about the pitfalls of making snap judgments about others.

    Official free, weekly podcast of the award-winning radio show This American Life. First-person stories and short fiction pieces that are touching, funny, and surprising. Hosted by Ira Glass, from WBEZ Chicago Public Media, and distributed by Public Radio International. In mp3 and updated Mondays.

    © Copyright 1995-2016 Ira Glass

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    #590: Choosing Wrong

    59:50

    Official free, weekly podcast of the award-winning radio show This American Life. First-person stories and short fiction pieces that are touching, funny, and surprising. Hosted by Ira Glass, from WBEZ Chicago Public Media, and distributed by Public Radio International. In mp3 and updated Mondays.

    © Copyright 1995-2016 Ira Glass

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    This American Life: #611: Vague and Confused

    1:5:34

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    #600: Will I Know Anyone at This Party || This American Life 2016

    1:7:25

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    This American Life Switched At Birth

    1:57

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    #609 - It’s Working Out Very Nicely - This American Life Podcast

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    This American Life Podcast FEB 3, 2017 - 609 It’s Working Out Very Nicely

    This week we document what happened when the President’s executive order went into effect temporarily banning travel from seven countries, and we talk about the way it was implemented. A major policy change thrown into the world like a fastball with no warning. It’s hard not to ask: “What just happened? What was that all about?”

    PROLOGUE:
    This week we document what happened when the President’s executive order went into effect, and talk about the way it was implemented. A major policy change thrown into the world like a fastball with no warning. It’s hard not to ask: “What just happened? What was that all about?” (13 minutes)
    Ira Glass

    ACT ONE: Basket of Deportables.
    The news of the executive order broke while immigrants and refugees were mid-flight. That meant they were stranded in airports around the country. Zoe Chace has one of their stories, from JFK. (10 minutes)
    Zoe Chace
    SONG: HEY!, NARCY

    ACT TWO: Heavy Vetting.
    One of the justifications for the executive order from the administration was that we needed to temporarily stop admitting immigrants and refugees from these seven countries in order to scrutinize and improve the vetting process. Ira speaks with the vetters about how they vet and what they make of the new order. (11 minutes)
    Ira Glass

    ACT THREE: Statement of Purpose.
    There is one line in the executive order that justifies its existence. It’s the second sentence in section 1. Nancy Updike scrutinizes this line of reasoning. (9 minutes)
    Nancy Updike
    SONG:GIVE ME YOUR TIRED YOUR POOR, THE SUNTONES

    ACT FOUR: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Sharia?
    Ira talks with a very skeptical national security expert about whether this order actually secures the nation. (8 minutes)
    Ira Glass

    ACT FIVE:It’s Not Easy Being Green.
    We revisit a refugee who’s been resettled in America, and on our show in the past—Abdi Nor—to see what he thinks. (3 minutes)
    SONG: UP IN THE AIR, BRETT HARRIS

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    This American Life Show Podcast 10 24 16 #599 Seriously Full show

    1:6:12

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    NPR: This American Life - #154: In Dog We Trust - Otis Is Resurrected

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    Please click on Show More for more information regarding this short story that was clipped from a broadcast aired on National Public Radio.

    NPR
    This American Life
    #154: 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.

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    Act Three: Resurrection
    Writer Brady Udall with another story about what animals can take the place of, in our lives and in our homes—this one involving an armadillo.

    This work of fiction originally appeared in the Autumn 1999 issue of Story magazine. (23 minutes)

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    This is a selection from the broadcast In Dogs We Trust, which is available for purchase from Amazon ( or iTunes ( for a cheap price of .99 cents. Other broadcasts are available for purchase as well.

    For more information regarding the whole broadcast, click on:


    This video was made to be similar to an audiobook, in which a viewer can listen in the background, download and play at any time, or give his comments about this remarkable short story. I do not own any rights to this.

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    #559: Captains Log

    1:3:44

    A captain’s log is a simple thing: the date, the time, maybe the weather — and the current status of a long journey. You wouldn’t know from the cryptic notations what weird worlds lurk beneath. On this week's show, stories behind those cryptic notations — including a concentration camp in China that housed groups of Girl Scouts. Also, Aziz Ansari explains the significance of a Thanksgiving text message, and Etgar Keret destroys a marriage piece by piece.

    Official free, weekly podcast of the award-winning radio show This American Life. First-person stories and short fiction pieces that are touching, funny, and surprising. Hosted by Ira Glass, from WBEZ Chicago Public Media, and distributed by Public Radio International. In mp3 and updated Mondays.

    © Copyright 1995-2016 Ira Glass

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    This American Life #609 Its Working Out Very Nicely

    1:3:11

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    S-Town | Chapter I

    51:57

    If you keep your mouth shut, you'lll be surprised what you can learn.

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    S-Town is a new podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed, about a man names John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who's allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But when someone else ends up dead, the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man's life.

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    Serial from This American Life w/ Sarah Koenig - S01 Episode 05: Route Talk

    43:15

    Adnan once issued a challenge to Sarah. He told her to test the state’s timeline of the murder by driving from Woodlawn High School to Best Buy in 21 minutes. It can’t be done, he said. So Sarah and Dana take up the challenge, and raise him one: They try to recreate the entire route that Jay said he and Adnan took on January 13th, 1999.

    SUBCRIBE -

    Serial is a new podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won't know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in, starting with Episode 1.

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    Audio Talk This American Life Show Podcast 9 19 2016 #562 The Problem We All Live With Full Show

    1:1:33

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    Serial from This American Life w/ Sarah Koenig - S01 Episode 01: The Alibi

    53:31

    It's Baltimore, 1999. Hae Min Lee, a popular high-school senior, disappears after school one day. Six weeks later detectives arrest her classmate and ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for her murder. He says he's innocent - though he can't exactly remember what he was doing on that January afternoon. But someone can. A classmate at Woodlawn High School says she knows where Adnan was. The trouble is, she’s nowhere to be found.

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    Serial is a new podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won't know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in, starting with Episode 1.

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    This American Life #577: Something Only I Can See

    59:29

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    This American Life #608: The Revolution Starts At Noon

    1:8:02

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    Serial from This American Life w/ Sarah Koenig - S01 Episode 10: The Best Defense is a Good Defense

    52:36

    Adnan’s trial lawyer was M. Cristina Gutierrez, a renowned defense attorney in Maryland – tough and savvy and smart. Other lawyers said she was exactly the kind of person you’d want defending you on a first-degree murder charge. But Adnan was convicted, and a year later, Gutierrez was disbarred. What happened?

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    Serial is a new podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won't know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in, starting with Episode 1.

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    This American Life Podcast - Episode 612: Ask a Grown Up Full Episode

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    This American Life Podcast - Episode 612: Ask a Grown Up Full Episode.

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    This American Life #613: OK, I’ll Do It

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    Stories of people who decide that they are the best person for the job, no matter how dangerous. Including a story about a stay-at-home mom with a history of gun running for a guerilla organization, and a surgeon who does surgery...on himself.
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    #592: Are We There Yet?

    1:4:45

    A bunch of us from our show went to refugee camps all over Greece. We found people falling in love, kids mad at their parents for dragging them to Europe, women doing their laundry in a baseball stadium locker room, and hundreds of people living at a gas station—sitting next to the pumps, smoking. Also: wild pigs. 57,000 refugees are stuck in Greece, making homes in some surprising locations. We hear what that’s really like. INTERACTIVE TOUR

    Official free, weekly podcast of the award-winning radio show This American Life. First-person stories and short fiction pieces that are touching, funny, and surprising. Hosted by Ira Glass, from WBEZ Chicago Public Media, and distributed by Public Radio International. In mp3 and updated Mondays.

    © Copyright 1995-2016 Ira Glass

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    S-Town | Chapter II

    47:10

    Has anybody called you?

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    S-Town is a new podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed, about a man names John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who's allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But when someone else ends up dead, the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man's life.

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    This American Life | #610 | February 17 - 2017 | Podcast

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    This week we have stories of people going to very extreme measures to demonstrate their feelings. Elna Baker makes a questionable trip to Africa, while a man in Florida commits a series of disturbing acts in the name of love. Ira also goes to a high school to talk to kids before a dance.

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    This American Life - S01E05

    27:51

    Episode 5 of the podcast adaptation.

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    Media & ASMR NPR This American Life broadcast about ASMR US radio

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    Hi everyone! I cut out the actual part about ASMR that appeared on NRP radio in the US recently. A few whisperers are mentioned in this broadcast and me, chris, maria & darryl were actually interviewed for this broadcast but unfortunately they were not able to put that in the program. Still hope you'll enjoy it! love ilse

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    - Donations: I really love making ASMR videos and I will always continue doing that regardless of any donations. With that being said, some of you asked me if they would be able to make a donation so here's the link!
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    Many people have been asking me about this so here it is: If you wish to send me gifts, postcards ASMR props, you name it, you can send it to this address and please include your address and let me know if I can show it in a snail mail video :D

    Ilse Blansert
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    ***Disclaimer: This video is created for relaxation, entertainment and ASMR/tingles/chills inducing purposes only. This video cannot replace any medication or professional treatment. If you have sleep/anxiety/psychological problems please consult your physician or doctor. Do not listen to ASMR videos while driving or operating machinery.

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    This American Life Show Podcast 10 0 2016 #585 In Defense of Ignorance Full Show

    57:34

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    This American Life Show Podcast 10 03 2016 #560 Abdi and the Golden Ticket Full Show

    1:4:19

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    Squirrel Cop - TAL - pt. 1

    5:44

    The first time I heard Squirrel Cop. I was driving down the road listening to NPR's (National Public Radio) This American Life. Before long I was laughing so hard, tears were streaming down my face and I had to pull over to the side of the road to listen to the rest of the story. - I loaned a cd with this story to a friend and warned her. The next day she told me that while listening to it, she initially thought the story... amusing; and the next thing she knew she sprayed the inside of her windshield with coffee.

    So, as a public service. I have uploaded Squirrel Cop. In hopes that more people can enjoy this hilarious story in safety.

    Thank you Ira Glass (and the whole staff of This American Life)!



    For Law and Order fans. Don't miss Law and Order BFD on the link above.. It's pretty funny.

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    This American Life - S01E01

    28:25

    Thank You Based Ira

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    This American Life 529: Human Spectacle

    1:34:50

    This American Life --- 529: Human Spectacle JUN 27, 2014 Gladiators in the Colosseum. Sideshow performers. Reality television. We've always loved to gawk at .

    This American Life --- 529: Human Spectacle JUN 27, 2014 Gladiators in the Colosseum. Sideshow performers. Reality television. We've always loved to gawk at .

    This American Life --- 293: A Little Bit of Knowledge --- JUL 22, 2005 Stories about the pitfalls of knowing just a little bit too little. The Source of Info.

    Thank You Based Ira.

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    This American Life Podcast FEB 3, 2017 - #610: Grand Gesture

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    This American Life - 610: Grand Gesture
    This week we have stories of people going to very extreme measures to demonstrate their feelings. Elna Baker makes a questionable trip to Africa, while a man in Florida commits a series of disturbing acts in the name of love. Ira also goes to a high school to talk to kids before a dance.

    PROLOGUE:
    Producer Miki Meek takes Ira back to her old high school in a town called Payson, Utah. They meet up with students who go above and beyond when asking dates out to school dances. Chickens, goats and burning trees are involved. (12 1/2 minutes)

    ACT ONE: Dr. Strangelove.
    A guy in Key West makes a series of grand gestures, each one more outrageous than the last. He goes so far that we need to say that this story, from Miki Meek, is not for kids. Ben Harrison, who appears in this story, is author of the book “Undying Love.” (18 minutes)
    Miki Meek

    ACT TWO: Say It Out Cloud.
    Our producer David Kestenbaum spoke with some people who are in the grand gesture business: skywriters. (7 minutes)
    David Kestenbaum
    SONG: SKYWRITER, SHOSHANA BEAN

    ACT THREE: It’s Gesture Imagination.
    Among friends, Elna Baker is famous for her romantic advice: go big! She talks to Ira about successes and failures. (15 1/2 minutes)
    Elna Baker
    SONG: PROVE MY LOVE, VIOLENT FEMMES

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    #593: Don’t Have to Live Like a Refugee

    1:22:57

    We return to Greece with stories of people trying to move on with their lives in whatever way they can. We meet a couple who fell in love even though they weren't expecting anything like that to happen, and even though her family didn't approve. We also meet a shopkeeper in a camp who's running what amounts to a cigarette charity. INTERACTIVE TOUR

    Official free, weekly podcast of the award-winning radio show This American Life. First-person stories and short fiction pieces that are touching, funny, and surprising. Hosted by Ira Glass, from WBEZ Chicago Public Media, and distributed by Public Radio International. In mp3 and updated Mondays.

    © Copyright 1995-2016 Ira Glass

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    This American Life Show Podcast 9 26 2016 #597 One Last Thing Before I Go Full Show

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    Ira Glass on Anxiety, Fame, and This American Life

    56:53

    Part two of our wide-ranging interview with Ira Glass. In this second half Ira opens up about the social anxiety he's felt his entire life, reflects on the role of storytelling in the wider world, and talks about how it feels to look back on almost 20 years of This American Life.

    For more interviews with the renowned voices of public radio from Peter Sagal to Jad Abumrad subscribe to the Radiowaves podcast: bit.ly/1w0FujQ

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