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The best of This American Life

A beginner's guide to the American radio show

By Prospect Team  

There have been almost 500 episodes of "This American Life" since 1995. Here's where to start

There are almost 500 episodes of This American Life, from its first in 1995 to the most recent, which aired the week before last. You can listen to every episode for free on the show’s website. But where to start? Below is a highly subjective, unscientific sample of my favourites.

1. Origin Story: If you have a spare seven minutes and want to get a sense of whether you might enjoy…

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