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This American Life

Series produced by This American Life

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This American Life is a weekly public radio show produced by Chicago Public Media and broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 2.2 million listeners each week. It is also often the most popular podcast in the country, with around one million people downloading each week. This American Life is distributed independently with WBEZ, and is available to stations weekly via PRX's SubAuto (subscription automation system).

Learn more about the radio show or find details about This American Life on PRX below.

To set up your subscription, login to PRX and hit Subscribe on the right of this page (prx.org/thisamericanlife). If you don't know your login or need any help, contact PRX. If you need to create a username for yourself, sign up here.

For questions about the show or fees, contact Marge Ostroushko or by phone at 612-418-6255.

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  • Will PRX charge stations an additional fee (beyond carriage fees) to receive This American Life?
    No, stations won't pay an additional fee to get automated delivery. They will only pay the series carriage fees.

  • We aren't station members of PRX. Do we need a current PRX membership to get This American Life?
    No. Membership is not required. You only need a station account on PRX but do not need to have a current membership/point package to get the show. There are no affiliation fees for PRX.

  • How do we get episodes?
    PRX offers three kinds of delivery – 1) we can push the files to your station, 2) you can pull the files from our servers, and 3) you can always manually download from PRX.

  • How do I setup my subscription
    Instructions on how to use PRX's SubAuto.

  • Will I receive rundowns, promo copy and content advisories for This American Life?
    Yes. You will receive weekly rundowns every Friday. Promo copy for the following week's show will also go out every Friday. If an episode contains sensitive material, you will receive a content advisory.

  • When will the promos be available?
    Friday of each week, two promos become available: "This Week" and "Later today".

  • What is the air window?
    Friday until two Sundays later (9 days total).

  • Are generic promos and an evergreen episode available?
    Yes. They can be downloaded on PRX.org.

  • Generic promos can be downloaded here.
    Please email prxhelp@prx.org for help downloading the evergreen episode.

  • What about fundraising materials?
    Contact Marge Ostroushko with questions about This American Life fundraising shows and spots: marge@thislife.org 612-418-6255.

  • Our Spring 2017 fundraiser is now available for download here.
    To access our Fundraiser series page, please click here.

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FAQ:

  • Will PRX charge stations an additional fee (beyond carriage fees) to receive This American Life?
    No, stations won't pay an additional fee to get automated delivery. They will only pay the series carriage fees.
  • We aren't station members of PRX. Do we need a current PRX membership to get This American Life?
    No. Membership is not required. You only need a station account on PRX but do not need to have a current membership/point package to get the show. There are no affiliation fees for PRX.
  • How do we get episodes?
    PRX offers three kinds of delivery – 1) we can push the files to your station, 2) you can pull the files from our servers, and 3) you can always manually download from PRX.
  • How do I setup my subscription
    Instructions on how to use PRX's SubAuto.
  • Will I receive rundowns,...
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“This American Life” is available for licensing to public radio stations on PRX.org.