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I Love "this American Life"

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 49 People

    A Fan From The Start

    I started listening way back and I took awhile to enjoy it. Now I am hooked. The show has become more nuanced and dimensional over time. Every episode is like a little work of art. Having worked in radio, I know how hard it is to pace a story. Ira glass also makes good use of...
    penguinswon penguinswon 51-55 5 Responses Apr 24, 2010

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    #321 Sink Or Swim.

    The best part being the interpretation of the story of Noah and the Ark. Seriously hilarious!
    anteye anteye 36-40, M Dec 10, 2006

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    Flight Or Invisibility?

    So...waht do you think?  Flight or invisibility?  I would go for flight, I think.  But there is an argument that people who chose flight really want to chose invisibility but have an obsession with nobility that they can't get past.  I don't know.  I do...
    musikkvinne musikkvinne 26-30, F Jul 31, 2009

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    I Love "this American Life".

    "This American life" is one of those shows that had me hook from the first time. The stories are just very human and thats what I simply adore about it. I can be having the most horrible and tune'in can jus change my mood completely. Simply one of the bes shows out...
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2010

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    No Need For Mtv's "trl"... I Have Npr's "tal"

    "This American Life" is literally something I just happened upon during a Saturday drive.  I was running from my place in Venice, CA to my friends down in Rolling Hills, CA.  It isn't a long drive but it isn't necessarily quick either. Definitely to short for a book on...
    EPjake EPjake 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 8, 2010

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    I Mean The Npr Radio Show But The Show Is Nice

     I remember sitting in my car on the way to class, and there was nothing on the radio, so I turned on NPR kinda hoping for some god news, and on the radio was this voice talking about his family and him recording his family on passover... and I was hooked... I didn't make it...
    Starbuck82 Starbuck82 26-30, F Feb 2, 2010

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    Prom Episode

    Did anyone catch the prom episode? It just crushed me to hear that the bad-luck kid died in a car accident. His poor mom!
    thatgirl87 thatgirl87 36-40 Jun 2, 2008

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    My New Favorite

    This show is the best. I mean, really- what a way to connect the American people! I love every story they tell.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Apr 11, 2010

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    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    Is it weird i never liked emma roberts? I dont like her or her characters in American Horror story
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    I have a high-pitched hearing loss in both ears and wear two hearing aids. Even though I'm not technically deaf, I still qualify to go to a "deaf camp". It's really fun to go and...
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    Have you ever watched a tv series and fallen in love with it easily? I've watched AHS countless times but murder house would always remain as my all time favourite. Tate is so...
    nichole2610 nichole2610 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Is it weird that my favorite character from season 2 is Oliver Thredson? idk why but I love him XD
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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    I ******* love the new Dandy
    AmeliaRose1 AmeliaRose1 18-21, F a week ago

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    I love ae jeans,they fit great and are so comfortable,wearing a pair out to do errands
    denimman2014 denimman2014 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    AHS is my favorite show of all time I love the story behind each story and the actors and everything is just perfect. Although I'm not a huge fan of Emma Roberts, she was a good in...
    Alexis117 Alexis117 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I have been in treatment for my ptsd/ depression/anxiety. I was blessed enough that my insurance was more then willing to pay for TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION. Well day one...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F Nov 18

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    Livening the life is a great world to be in the world you see before you is a place ware you can discover thing in each turn you take good, bad, or ******* creepy. But keep gooding...
    RyanLThomas RyanLThomas 16-17, M Dec 7

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    Sometimes I hate my life. Home...hubby passed out and was mad at me...I don't want to be here...such excitement with good friends...and hubby tonight...now nothing. Wish things...
    Cilly32 Cilly32 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    Falling in love is my most elaborate form of self harm ;).
    kellspells kellspells 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    however, I am not able to be emotionally stable. I cannot figure out if I should get back with my ex or be friends with her or just move on and start over all again, though I am...
    mak2512 mak2512 18-21, M a week ago

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    It always makes me happy when I know I have an episode to look forward to every wed night. It's like no matter what went wrong with my day I know that I can turn into a hyper...
    Sparrowlynn03 Sparrowlynn03 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    Tonight's episode messed me up bruh. I can't wait until December 3rd.
    misfit182 misfit182 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    My chemistry teacher told me she watched the episode where the gay guy goes "Who's junglejim4322@yahoo.com" and i was dying of laughter XD
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Remember last episode when Jimmy Darling was singing Nirvana? Yeah I was freaking out XD
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    SEASON 3 WILL BE ON NETFLIX IN A FEW DAYS!!! :D YASSSS
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 3

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    I'm hoh now and am still slowly losing hearing in my right ear. So i decided to re-learn sign language. Actually, i am looking for someone who is experienced in sign language to...
    MauMaoThespian MauMaoThespian 18-21, F Dec 4

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    ELSA KILLED ETHEL!!!! OH.MY.GOD.
    thelifeiknow01 thelifeiknow01 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I'm only on episode 1 of season 3 on netflix and im already in tears :(
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I don't atm cause I wake up at 2 am see crap in my room right after watching season 3! I hear a creepy song on the radio right now and my lights are off Im so scared like holy sh*t...
    Malia1010 Malia1010 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    Well I finished season 3 in two days XD It was pretty good but season 1 will always be my favorite season :)
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    New England Patriots vs Miami Dolphins on Sunday 12/14 1PM Gillette Stadium !! Look for me, I will have a hat on !!!
    jimk1234 jimk1234 51-55, M Dec 8

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    Dandy is bae . Poor Jimmy and Dot. Get it Denise !!
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F a week ago

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    My brother at one point actually believed that I was junglejim4322@yahoo.com XD
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Watching season 3 again because kyle is bae 👌
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Jimmy completely threw me off last episode and I think I like Dandy....?
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I hate my life I hate being from another reason being her illegally i hate the fact that when I graduate high school that same second my life changes I'm not that funny guy that...
    mattlopeza mattlopeza 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I have always believed in true love, realizing my soulmate was out there somewhere at age 12! Everyone one knew my search for him while growing up. I imagined what he would be like...
    Moonstar7 Moonstar7 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    With life, nature, knowledge, and compassion. Life is so precious. The more I suffered the more I appreciated the gentleness that life is. One day I won't be here. I'll be a...
    Speranza27 Speranza27 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I have a friend who is an absolutely amazing woman. She's smart, funny, pretty, fun, sexy and has a wicked mind to rival my own. She's also single, and while she's confident in her...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I'm seeing him for the first time a good two to three weeks. Oh how i've longed to feel his soft embrace and shrink into his chest. I long too feel him tighten his arms around me...
    cydneyxx cydneyxx 13-15, F Nov 30

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    I'm seeing him for the first time a good two to three weeks. Oh how i've longed to feel his soft embrace and shrink into his chest. I long too feel him tighten his arms around me...
    cydneyxx cydneyxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I LOVE MY LIFE AND ALL THE PEOPLE IN IT
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 21

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    I always ask myself. 'what am I passionate about?' I wonder if there's something wrong with me because I have no definite passionate. My boyfriend'a passion is skateboarding. My...
    Scarlett13 Scarlett13 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    "I have the deepest affection for intellectual conversations. The ability to just sit and talk. About love, about life, about anything, about everything. To sit under the moon with...
    sunnywinter sunnywinter 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    I HAVE MOVED A LOT OF TIMES IN MY LIFE, 11 TIMES. WHEN I WAS 12 I ALLREADY MOVED 7 TIMES AND I HAD MANY DIFFERENT EXPEIRENCESS, I WAS BEING BULLIED WHEN WE MOVED TO LONDON... I WAS...
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