Aug 07 2011

This American Life


You never know what you’ll find on Radio National.

Today I was driving home and listened to an episode of This American Life.

This American Life is a radio show that features some ‘ordinary’ Americans telling their stories, related to a particular theme. Most stories are true – but not always. The show has a unique and engaging charm, and makes a long journey short.

As a reviewer on iTunes says ‘You can’t help but get sucked in. But know this, and know it well: Ira Glass is an insidious and manipulative genius.”

This American Life has been running since 1995, and some weeks is the most popular podcast in the US.

The episode I heard on the radio tonight was ‘Starting From Scratch‘. It turns out was initially aired in 2003. RN certainly has a lot of programs ‘in the vault’

Starting from scratch – How a newcomer resident of New York found his apartment dissed on reality TV. My father – producer of ‘The Puppy Channel’. Joe – who makes and loses a fortune each day. The true story of Adam and Eve,.

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

This week – Million Dollar Ideas. Can’t wait.


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