THIS AMERICAN LIFE

631: So a Monkey and a Horse Walk Into a Bar

November 10, 2017

This week, blurring the line between animal and human.

630: Things I Mean to Know

October 27, 2017

There are so many facts about the world that we take for granted—without ever questioning how we know them. Of course the earth revolves around the sun. Of course my dog loves me. But how exactly do we know things like that are true? This week, stories of people trying to unspool some of life’s certainties, and what they find.

629: Expect Delays

October 20, 2017

We all love to travel to different places, but not many of us like the stressful, banal process of the journey. This week, stories about delays—including a town known entirely for its speed trap, and a woman who comes up against bureaucratic nightmares every time she wants to go just a few blocks away.

628: In the Shadow of the City 2017

October 13, 2017

Stories that take place on the edge of civilization, just out of sight.

627: Suitable for Children

October 6, 2017

This week we ask: who thought that would be good for a kid? Neil Drumming looks back at a toy he loved that, in retrospect, probably wouldn’t love him back. And we go to a museum that educates children but also scares the hell out of them.

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