History Radio / ThisAmericanLife

4th Dec '16 2:39:34 PM Xtifr
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* FollowTheLeader: Several other [=PRI=] shows, such as ''To The Best of Our Knowledge'' and ''The Story'', follow a similar story model, and probably wouldn't exist without the success of ''This American Life''. Many stations air them back to back as well. The CBC series ''WireTap'' is arguably a SpinOff, as its produced and hosted by former TAL producer Jonathan Goldstein, and shares several staff writers.

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* FollowTheLeader: Several other [=PRI=] shows, such as ''To The Best of Our Knowledge'' and ''The Story'', follow a similar story model, and probably wouldn't exist without the success of ''This American Life''. Many stations air them back to back as well. The CBC series ''WireTap'' ''[=WireTap=]'' is arguably a SpinOff, as its produced and hosted by former TAL producer Jonathan Goldstein, and shares several staff writers.
4th Dec '16 2:38:38 PM Xtifr
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* FollowTheLeader: Several other [=PRI=] shows, such as ''To The Best of Our Knowledge'' and ''The Story'', follow a similar story model, and probably wouldn't exist without the success of ''This American Life''. Many stations air them back to back as well. The CBC series [[WireTap WireTap]] is arguably a SpinOff, as its produced and hosted by former TAL producer Jonathan Goldstein, and shares several staff writers.

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* FollowTheLeader: Several other [=PRI=] shows, such as ''To The Best of Our Knowledge'' and ''The Story'', follow a similar story model, and probably wouldn't exist without the success of ''This American Life''. Many stations air them back to back as well. The CBC series [[WireTap WireTap]] ''WireTap'' is arguably a SpinOff, as its produced and hosted by former TAL producer Jonathan Goldstein, and shares several staff writers.
12th Mar '16 12:13:31 AM GrammarNavi
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* FollowTheLeader: Several other [=PRI=] shows, such as ''To The Best of Our Knowledge'' and ''The Story'', follow a similar story model, and probably wouldn't exist without the success of ThisAmericanLife. Many stations air them back to back as well. The CBC series [[WireTap WireTap]] is arguably a SpinOff, as its produced and hosted by former TAL producer Jonathan Goldstein, and shares several staff writers.

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* FollowTheLeader: Several other [=PRI=] shows, such as ''To The Best of Our Knowledge'' and ''The Story'', follow a similar story model, and probably wouldn't exist without the success of ThisAmericanLife.''This American Life''. Many stations air them back to back as well. The CBC series [[WireTap WireTap]] is arguably a SpinOff, as its produced and hosted by former TAL producer Jonathan Goldstein, and shares several staff writers.
21st Feb '16 1:49:33 PM karstovich2
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* SpinOff: In 2014, TAL announced a new podcast series called ''Podcast/Serial'', hosted by long-time contributor Sarah Koenig, in which the format is altered so that a single story (beginning with The Case of Adnan Syed) is followed through multiple episodes, with the story told as a journey that the audience is following, learning things as the writers/producers/correspondents do.

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* SpinOff: In 2014, TAL announced a new podcast series called ''Podcast/Serial'', ''Podcast/{{Serial}}'', hosted by long-time contributor Sarah Koenig, in which the format is altered so that a single story (beginning with The Case of Adnan Syed) is followed through multiple episodes, with the story told as a journey that the audience is following, learning things as the writers/producers/correspondents do.
21st Jan '16 7:21:20 PM nombretomado
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Parodies include an article from TheOnion [[http://www.theonion.com/content/news/this_american_life_completes here]], StephenColbert's [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/225499/april-22-2009/ira-glass interview with Glass]], a few episodes of the KasperHauser podcast ([[http://kasperhauser.com/podcasts/tal found here]]), and an ongoing series, This American Wife.

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Parodies include an article from TheOnion [[http://www.theonion.com/content/news/this_american_life_completes here]], StephenColbert's Creator/StephenColbert's [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/225499/april-22-2009/ira-glass interview with Glass]], a few episodes of the KasperHauser podcast ([[http://kasperhauser.com/podcasts/tal found here]]), and an ongoing series, This American Wife.
19th Dec '15 10:33:46 PM nombretomado
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* LamarckWasRight: Noted by David Rakoff in Episode 47: Christmas and Commerce, where Rakoff plays SigmundFreud and is quite good at psychology, despite not having any education in the field. He then notes that both of his parents were involved with psychology so it would only make sense that he would be good at asking people about their feelings.

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* LamarckWasRight: Noted by David Rakoff in Episode 47: Christmas and Commerce, where Rakoff plays SigmundFreud UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud and is quite good at psychology, despite not having any education in the field. He then notes that both of his parents were involved with psychology so it would only make sense that he would be good at asking people about their feelings.
19th Oct '15 4:51:04 PM Josef5678
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''This American Life'' is a long-running (1995-present), award-winning weekly {{Documentary}} series on [[{{NPR}} American public radio]], hosted by Ira Glass. Produced by Chicago Public Radio, it's a unique take on radio journalism, with a hip, literary style.

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''This American Life'' is a long-running (1995-present), award-winning weekly {{Documentary}} series on [[{{NPR}} [[Creator/{{NPR}} American public radio]], hosted by Ira Glass. Produced by Chicago Public Radio, it's a unique take on radio journalism, with a hip, literary style.
5th Sep '15 10:38:17 AM pvsage
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* ChurchOfHappyology: One episode has a segment about a new-agey psychic powers self-help book, written purely on a lark by a copy editor, that the narrator compares to another book "that, for legal reasons, I will only say rhymes with diuretics."
16th Aug '15 5:27:35 PM nombretomado
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* AmericanAccents: Ira Glass' Baltimorese aside, this show may have recorded every accent in the United States.

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* AmericanAccents: UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Ira Glass' Baltimorese aside, this show may have recorded every accent in the United States.
15th Jun '15 9:44:46 AM nombretomado
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TAL also has presented a number of live shows throughout its history, and more recently, live digital-cinema broadcasts to movie theaters. These often serve as fundraisers for the radio show. The most recent of these included the live singing debut of JossWhedon.

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TAL also has presented a number of live shows throughout its history, and more recently, live digital-cinema broadcasts to movie theaters. These often serve as fundraisers for the radio show. The most recent of these included the live singing debut of JossWhedon.
Creator/JossWhedon.
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