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Our Town: The Economist’s Report

Dec 8, 2017
Ira Glass writes: One thing we were excited for, in reporting our two shows about Albertville, was that we could take the claims that many politicians have made about immigrants stealing jobs and driving down wages in Alabama poultry plants, and for once put their claims to the test. Find out if they were right or not.

We’re Hiring a Producer

Dec 6, 2017

The public radio program This American Life is looking for an experienced radio producer with strong reporting skills.

A Thanksgiving Playlist

Nov 23, 2017


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A few stories for the kitchen, or the long drive.

Bill and Marvin at VES

Sep 8, 2017

In this week’s episode, “Essay B,” Mosi Secret tells the story of the Magnificent Seven, a group of black students who, during the late 1960s and early 1970s, integrated an all-white private boarding school in Virginia.

Photos: Ira Glass and David Kestenbaum as Kid Magicians

Jul 3, 2017

In this week’s episode, “The Magic Show,” host Ira Glass and producer David Kestenbaum dive back into the world of magic to learn things they never knew as kid magicians. Here, we’ve got photos of them as kids performing magic tricks, along with their memories of being magicians.

The Floating Ball Routine: An Excerpt from David P. Abbott’s “Book of Mysteries”

Jun 30, 2017

Ira writes: In this week’s episode, “The Magic Show,” the magician Teller (of Penn and Teller) talks about everything that went into creating a trick he loves to perform called The Red Ball.