This American Life

This American Life
6:57 am
Thu June 19, 2014

This American Life Live - Their Most Amibitious Live Show Ever

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This week, This American Life will bring you their most ambitious live show ever. They pulled together a massive team of theater pros at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House – with nearly 50 singers, actors, dancers and musicians. The result? Journalism turned into a Broadway musical, into opera, and into plays.

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This American Life
8:54 am
Thu July 11, 2013

This American Life Celebrates Its 500th Episode

How time flies! This American Life celebrates its 500th episode this week, with a "Best of" show, airing this Saturday at noon on the NPR News Service, and this Sunday at 7:00 PM on the NPR and Classical Music Service of Northwest Public Radio.

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NWPR Books
7:03 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Exclusive First Read: 'Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish'

David Rakoff, seen here in 2010, worked on Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish for a decade, finishing shortly before his death in 2012.
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David Rakoff was a mainstay on public radio's This American Life, and the best-selling author of Fraud, Don't Get Too Comfortable, and Half Empty. He died of cancer in 2012 at the age of 47, shortly after finishing Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish, a short novel in verse that jumps from decade to decade, tracking a panoply of American characters across the 20th century: 1920s slaughterhouse workers, 1950s office girls, AIDS victims and '80s yuppies.

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