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This American LifeThis American Life with Ira Glass airs Friday from 1-2 pm and Sunday from 11 am-noon.

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Ira GlassBuilt around the innovative personal vision of host Ira Glass, This American Life, quite literally, pioneered a new kind of radio storytelling. The weekly program explores a theme — fiascos, conventions, the job that takes over your life — through a playful mix of radio monologues, mini-documentaries, "found tape," short fiction and unusual music.

Ira Glass started working in public radio in 1978 as an intern at NPR. He moved to Chicago in 1989 and put This American Life on the air in 1995.

This American Life is produced by WHYY and is distributed by PRI, Public Radio International.

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Jul 27, 2014 - There is a special comfort that comes from knowing someone's got your back. You can do things that just weren't possible before. You take huge risks, including some that aren't necessarily advisable. This week: stories where one person's powerlessness is transformed when they discover they have backup. And we see what happens when that backup goes away.
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