Autogenerated feed of the This American Life archive.
This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
A podcast that explores the nuanced experiences of Filipinos in the United States, atbp.
Getting to the facts can be difficult, but it’s always the right thing to do. Except when it isn’t.Af This American Life
In this episode, the TFAL Crew have a conversation with Celeste Perez, Co-Founder and CEO of Droplet, a health and wellness company creating adaptogen infused beverages. The TFAL crew learns what are adaptogens, what it’s like to start a company at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, and how holistic nutrition can be incorporated into our daily…
Getting to the facts can be difficult, but it’s always the right thing to do. Except when it isn’t.
There’s a program that brings together kids from two schools. One school is public and in the country’s poorest congressional district. The other is private and costs $43,000/year. They are three miles apart. The hope is that kids connect, but some of the public school kids just can’t get over the divide. We hear what happens when you get to see th…
Getting from Point A to Point B—with expert assistance.Af This American Life
An exploration of the very upper limits of what you do for someone you love.Af This American Life
Community colleges are the biggest bang for our buck, and yet there are so many Filipino Americans out there who do not respect such schools. With the higher education landscape rapidly changing, the notion of what constitutes a “good school” should be reconsidered. Moreover, there are some schools that provide a more relevant education for Filipin…
An exploration of the very upper limits of what you do for someone you love.
Our most ambitious live show ever! We pulled together a massive team of theater pros at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House—nearly 50 singers, actors, dancers and musicians. The result? Journalism turned into a Broadway musical, into opera. Mike Birbiglia, Sasheer Zamata, Stephin Merritt, Josh Hamilton, Lindsay Mendez, Lin-Manuel Miranda an…
When a fundamental part of yourself changes dramatically, are you still who you thought you were?Af This American Life
With so many songs, movies, and books about the joy of the open road, it's hard to take just a normal road trip without huge expectations.Af This American Life
FUTBOL IS THIS FILIPINO AMERICAN LIFE!! What is the most popular sport in the world? You guessed it! It’s football! And no, not that kind of football with the oddly shaped ball that’s thrown around with hands mostly and occasionally kicked. We’re talking about futbol, or more commonly known to TFAL (and maybe you) as soccer. Although the popularity…
When a fundamental part of yourself changes dramatically, are you still who you thought you were?
Ten people were killed at a grocery store in Buffalo, NY. Their stories, as you’ve never heard them.Af This American Life
In this TFAL episode, we review the much-anticipated film Easter Sunday, the first Filipino American film produced and distributed by a major movie studio. Three out of the four of us were lucky enough to catch an early screening of the film at the TCL Chinese Theaters in Hollywood thanks to Gold House, the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainm…
Ten people were killed at a grocery store in Buffalo, NY. Their stories, as you’ve never heard them.
Stories of people racing against time to solve a problem. Will they make it?Af This American Life
Stories of people racing against time to solve a problem. Will they make it?
If you follow TFAL on IG, a little over a month ago you may have caught a quick story post about Bayan Surf Club / DJ Javier‘s collabo with Vans, and if you were really paying attention, you might have been able to catch the very small window of time where the first fruits of that effort quickly went on sale and then very rapidly sold out. Of cours…
An investigation into a very basic question about people: Are most of us bad or good?Af This American Life
The Supreme Court case that overturned Roe v. Wade began with a lawsuit filed by a Mississippi abortion clinic. On the day Roe was overturned, we were there. Stories from the center of this moment of history, the day it happened.Af This American Life
Stories from the center of this moment of history, the day it happened.
What does it mean to celebrate Philippine Independence Day? Why do we Filipino Americans celebrate it? What’s the difference between June 12 and July 4 and do people really understand its history? Is the Philippines really “independent”? Yes, we know we’re on Filipino time with this one, but on this TFAL episode, we dive into the cultural nuances o…
An investigation into a very basic question about people: Are most of us bad or good?
Getting from A to B via Z.Af This American Life