This American Life

Posted on Wednesday, July 02, 2008

For authentic practice in listening to American English, ESL students at upper-intermediate and advanced levels may want to visit the website of Chicago Public Radio's award-winning show This American Life, where they can listen to full streaming episodes dating as far back as 1995 when the program first went on air.


• Thematic radio and television episodes, mostly featuring true stories of everyday people in the American society

• Most recent episode available for free download as an MP3 podcast (for one week)

• Older episodes archived chronologically and available for free online streaming

• Detailed descriptions of all episodes

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