Articles tagged this american life

Fool’s Gold by Gillian Tett

This book examines, at a high level, what happens when a well intentioned financial innovation spins out of control and is used for nefarious ends.

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5 Apr 2009 // 9:00 PM

Ira Glass

As funny as he was, Ira Glass seemed driven by a more serious mission.

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This American Life: Season Two

This program has the ability to find the unique center at the heart of stories you think you've heard a million times.

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This American Life: Season 1

This radio stalwart makes a surprisingly smooth move to the television screen.

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20 Jun 2007 // 3:00 AM

This American Life

When This American Life made the jump to Showtime’s cable lineup this past winter after 12 years on the radio, Ira Glass brought his usual skepticism to the transition.

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29 Mar 2007 // 2:20 AM

This American Life

Ira Glass' specialty is finding seemingly obscure or trivial occurrences, demonstrating and respecting their significance in the lives of those involved.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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