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At La Quinta Inn, in Walla Walla, Washington...

Oct 25, 2013

... this plaque is now on the wall:

Ira to Interview Composer Nico Muhly in NYC

Oct 22, 2013

Nico Muhly, photographed by Matthew Murphy

24-Hour Stream

Oct 18, 2013

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Diana, Hunter of Bus Drivers

Oct 8, 2013

Above is a detail from a drawing that artist Alice Leora Briggs created to accompany a story from our recent episode Secret Identity

"Dos Erres" Conviction

Oct 8, 2013

Last week, one of the lieutenants in the Guatemalan army squad that killed more than 200 people at the village of Dos Erres in 1982 was found guilty of immigration fraud in a court in California.

Attention Teachers

Oct 4, 2013

Have you used an episode of This American Life in the classroom? We're making a resource page for educators and we need your help! What stories have been useful to you? What subject are you teaching, at what level, and how did you incorporate a particular episode or story?

A Prank Admissions Essay To Rick Clark

Sep 19, 2013

Ira writes: After talking to us about the most misguided things kids and their parents do to get into college, Georgia Tech Admissions Director Rick Clark got this email.

Snap Judgment Live in LA!

Sep 17, 2013

Ira writes: Hey all — Snap Judgment brings down the house every time they do a live show. Seriously, they kill. It makes a person feel very ... competitive.

They're coming to LA with a live band. Nokia Theater.

Harper Student Murdered

Jul 26, 2013

Harper High School has lost its first student since our shows about the high school aired in February.

A sophomore named Darryl Green was found dead behind an abandoned building just fo

Favorite Favorite Lists

Jul 19, 2013

Ira writes:

As we put out our Read More