Shortcut: Listeners Choose Their Favorite Moments

Oct 12, 2016

Yesterday we launched Shortcut, a new app that allows you to turn your favorite podcast moments into shareable videos. It's been fun seeing which clips you, our listeners, are picking.

Here are some of our favorites.

French vs. American Comedy: Gad Elmaleh on Stage

Sep 9, 2016

Zack McDermott writes:

Gad Elmaleh is considered one of the founding fathers of stand-up comedy in France. Before he brought the traditional American stand-up style to France, he did elaborate and theatrical one-man shows.

To say he’s a star in France is an understatement. Just take a look at his entrance in his iconic 2010 special “Papa est en haut.”

Do Robot Babies Make Teens Want Real Babies?

Aug 25, 2016

Hillary Frank writes:

Refugee Camps in Greece: How to Help

Aug 9, 2016

Photo by Evangelos Maroudas

Miki Meek writes:

Garrison Keillor on David Sedaris

Jun 7, 2016

Ira writes:

This is old but I just stumbled across it. I love so many things about it including the fact that Garrison starts his response with “A generous thought on your part, Ken” when in fact Ken is being kind of a dick.

"Videos 4 U: I Love You" wins an Emmy

May 2, 2016

A video we made with director Bianca Giaever won a 2016 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Directing, Special Class. It was produced by This American Life producer Stephanie Foo, with Jonathan Figueroa of the production company M ss ng P eces.

Print version of "Anatomy of Doubt"

Mar 9, 2016

Our episode "Anatomy of Doubt," about a young rape victim whose story was doubted by the police and by some of the