I Love "this American Life"

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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

    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
    4 Responses Apr 24, 2010

    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

    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

    #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

    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

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    Feb 2, 2010

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