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The latest news from Chicago Public Radio's "This American Life." Hosted by Ira Glass, "TAL" is an award-winning radio program and was also an Emmy-winning series on the Showtime network. The weekly radio show features first-person stories and short fiction pieces that are touching, funny, and surprising. Regular contributors include David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell, John Hodgman, Dan Savage, Jonathan Goldstein, and Chris Ware.
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This Week on the Radio: "Wait - Do You Have The Map?"

December 14, 2014 - 7:00pm
Stories about people feeling lost and trying to figure out how to move ahead: two brothers take a doomed road trip through through Mexico and a couple from radically different backgrounds draw up a contract for their unlikely romance. pBroadcast December 13 to December 15/pdiv class="feedflare" a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=5I33Ft6MzZs:H_xAXWGXpD8:yIl2AUoC8zA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=5I33Ft6MzZs:H_xAXWGXpD8:V_sGLiPBpWU"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=5I33Ft6MzZs:H_xAXWGXpD8:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=5I33Ft6MzZs:H_xAXWGXpD8:7Q72WNTAKBA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=7Q72WNTAKBA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=5I33Ft6MzZs:H_xAXWGXpD8:F7zBnMyn0Lo"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=5I33Ft6MzZs:H_xAXWGXpD8:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=5I33Ft6MzZs:H_xAXWGXpD8:qj6IDK7rITs"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=5I33Ft6MzZs:H_xAXWGXpD8:gIN9vFwOqvQ"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=5I33Ft6MzZs:H_xAXWGXpD8:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"/img/a /divimg src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talupdates/~4/5I33Ft6MzZs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/
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This Week on the Radio: "Regrets, I#039;ve Had a Few"

December 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
Every day we make mistakes, and most of the time we just ignore these failings and move forward. But every so often, there is one that makes us pause and take notice. This week, people struggling with those regrets mdash; big and small mdash; that take root and have to be dealt with. pBroadcast December 6 to December 8/pdiv class="feedflare" a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=-IELdL-MWFU:LvmqZTCkJLY:yIl2AUoC8zA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=-IELdL-MWFU:LvmqZTCkJLY:V_sGLiPBpWU"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=-IELdL-MWFU:LvmqZTCkJLY:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=-IELdL-MWFU:LvmqZTCkJLY:7Q72WNTAKBA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=7Q72WNTAKBA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=-IELdL-MWFU:LvmqZTCkJLY:F7zBnMyn0Lo"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=-IELdL-MWFU:LvmqZTCkJLY:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=-IELdL-MWFU:LvmqZTCkJLY:qj6IDK7rITs"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=-IELdL-MWFU:LvmqZTCkJLY:gIN9vFwOqvQ"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=-IELdL-MWFU:LvmqZTCkJLY:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"/img/a /divimg src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talupdates/~4/-IELdL-MWFU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/
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Holiday Sale

December 5, 2014 - 6:05pm
p /a href="http://store.thisamericanlife.org"img src="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/sites/default/files/salebanner_blog2.jpg"/a p /Hello, friends. We have some new merchandise and sale items available for your holiday shopping needs. The perfect gifts for people who like receiving things! p /Brand new in the store just this week, we have a href="http://store.thisamericanlife.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TAL-TOTE"a tote bag/a. Or, as it's more formally known, strongthe/strong tote bag. br /centera href="http://store.thisamericanlife.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TAL-TOTE"img src="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/sites/default/files/TAL-TOTE_blog.jpg"/a/center p /We can also now offer a a href="http://store.thisamericanlife.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TAL-LIVE-AT-BAM-DVD"DVD of our "Live at BAM" show/a from June of this year, which features Mike Birbiglia, Stephin Merrit, Sasheer Zamata, Lindsay Mendez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more mdash; with 50 minutes of additional content from the edited-for-radio version. Other than the extra show content, this DVD boasts exactly zero bonus features! p /ema href="http://www.serialpodcast.org"Serial/a/em fans, there's a new a href="http://store.thisamericanlife.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TAL-SERIAL-NOTEBOOK"red leatherette notebook/a available for pre-order. 5x7, lined, with a black ribbon bookmark and expandable back pocket. br /centera href="http://store.thisamericanlife.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TAL-SERIAL-NOTEBOOK"img src="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/sites/default/files/serial_blog.jpg"/a/center p /For our a href="http://store.thisamericanlife.org/SearchResults.asp?Cat=54"holiday sale/a we're trying something totally new and offering gift sets this year: p /There's a "a href="http://store.thisamericanlife.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TAL_PUBLICRADIOFAN"public radio fan/a" package, which includes the new tote bag, our mug, a set of public radio tattoos, our "Behind the Scenes" DVD, and a copy of "Radio: An Illustrated Guide," all for just 45.00. br /centera href="http://store.thisamericanlife.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TAL_PUBLICRADIOFAN"img src="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/sites/default/files/fanset_blog.jpg"/a/center p /You can get a href="http://store.thisamericanlife.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TAL-TVSERIESSET"both seasons of our Showtime television show/a (normally 20.00 each!) for 25.00, and the a href="http://store.thisamericanlife.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TAL-LIVESHOWSET"full DVD set/a of our three live shows for 45.00. You can also get live show poster and DVD sets for "a href="http://store.thisamericanlife.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TAL-CRIMESET"Return to the Scene of the Crime/a" and "a href="http://store.thisamericanlife.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TAL-INVISIBLESET"Invisible Made Visible/a" for 30.00 each. p /Professionals in the mail industry advise that you place any holiday orders by strongDecember 15th at the latest/strong for domestic first class delivery by the 24th. Expedited and international options are also available. Note: pre-ordered emSerial/em notebooks strongwill not ship until December 17th/strong, so we strongly recommend selecting an expedited shipping option such as USPS Priority, Express, or UPS Ground if you'd like to receive these by Christmas. Happy shopping!div class="feedflare" a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=1XPVaPnY9XA:wqjkyluwqU0:yIl2AUoC8zA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=1XPVaPnY9XA:wqjkyluwqU0:V_sGLiPBpWU"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=1XPVaPnY9XA:wqjkyluwqU0:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=1XPVaPnY9XA:wqjkyluwqU0:7Q72WNTAKBA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=7Q72WNTAKBA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=1XPVaPnY9XA:wqjkyluwqU0:F7zBnMyn0Lo"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=1XPVaPnY9XA:wqjkyluwqU0:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=1XPVaPnY9XA:wqjkyluwqU0:qj6IDK7rITs"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"/img/a a href="http://feeds.thisamericanlife.org/~ff/talupdates?a=1XPVaPnY9XA:wqjkyluwqU0:gIN9vFwOqvQ"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/talupdates?i=1XPVaPnY9XA:wqjkyluwqU0:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"/img/a /divimg src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talupdates/~4/1XPVaPnY9XA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/
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