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.
Kids using perfectly logical arguments, and arriving at perfectly wrong conclusions.Kirjoittanut This American Life
One of the great things about traveling to a different city like Chicago aside from eating the wonderful food and visiting a Michael Jordan monument, is meeting people who have done tremendous work uplifting the Filipino American community. First, we got a chance to talk to Ginger Leopoldo to talk about what it’s like to grow up in different Chicag…
People staring squarely at the truth, and still finding it hard to believe what they’re seeing.
People staring squarely at the truth, and still finding it hard to believe what they’re seeing.Kirjoittanut This American Life
The TFAL Crew is in Chicago! Over the next three episodes, TFAL brings you to the capitol of the Midwest! We will talk to some of the city’s community leaders and small business owners and discuss what the MIdwest Filipino American experience is all about. In this introductory episode, the TFAL crew discusses traveling for the first time since the …
A man finds himself thrust into a new world he didn’t necessarily ask to visit. He takes a look around.Kirjoittanut This American Life
In less than two weeks, Filipinos across the Philippines and dual citizens around the world will go to the polls to elect a new president. This is a very important election for the Philippines and will affect those of us in the diaspora tremendously. We at TFAL want to make sure you all know the basic information about the election. Ferdinand “Bong…
Four personal stories from the war in Ukraine.Kirjoittanut This American Life
A man is thrust into a new world he didn’t ask to visit.
In the year 2000 MTVs Real World took the audience to New Orleans and introduced Filipino Americans to Melissa Howard. Over 20 years later Paramount Plus is giving Gen Xers the opportunity to revisit classic Real World casts. In 2021 Real World New York and Los Angeles opened the door to these Homecoming reunions. These shows did not take place in …
Four personal stories from the war in Ukraine.
In this moment when autocrats and almost-autocrats are getting bolder and more powerful, we bring you two stories of resistance, from Hungary and Russia.Kirjoittanut This American Life
People trying to jump in and solve other people's problems, putting themselves directly in the gap between the problem and the solution.Kirjoittanut This American Life
Stories of resistance from Hungary and Russia.
Surprise, surprise, TFAL talks about their favorite subject – FOOD – in this episode! Specifically food criticism. The team talks about the rise of Yelp reviews to which one of us wanted to be a food critic? Could you guess who that might be? If you suspect a TFAL food appreciator, you might be correct! In this episode, the team talks story with An…
People trying to jump in and solve other people's problems.
Three people, and one animal, who know the path their lives will take until, suddenly, they don’t.Kirjoittanut This American Life
The pandemic broke school. Can we ever go back?Kirjoittanut This American Life
Monuments, statues, street signs, plaques, memorials, murals. Our communities are filled with tributes to the people, places, and things that hold some sort of significance to the people who live there, and this holds true in past and present Filipino Communities throughout America. Jose Rizal Bridge, Larry Itliong Village, and the upcoming gateway…
People who know the path their lives will take until, suddenly, they don’t.
The pandemic broke school. Can we ever go back?
Stories about Vladimir Putin. Did he come to power in 1999 by killing hundreds of innocent Russians? How’s he really seen in his home country? This show is a mix of old and new stories we’ve done about him.Kirjoittanut This American Life
Oh SPAM…the delectable, delicious soft pink slab of pork meat so ubiquitous to Filipino and Filipino American weekend breakfast meals. You love it fried, crispy, maybe with a sprinkle of sugar, served with a warm heap of garlic rice and egg. It tickles our taste buds and tummies with such delight, but also clogs our arteries with fat and cholestero…
Stories about Vladimir Putin.
A woman wakes up and discovers her backyard has disappeared, and other stories from places slowly coming apart.Kirjoittanut This American Life
It’s no secret that TFAL Producer Mike and Elaine love a good video game from Animal Crossing to Uncharted to Final Fantasy. Role Playing Games (RPG) are a favorite pastime. If only there was a Filipino inspired one we could explore? Well turns out there is! In this episode the crew shares their experiences with video games and speaks with Patti Um…
Stories from places that are slowly coming apart.
A mysterious letter shocked Britain. But who wrote it?
Ever wonder why that peculiar Chinese restaurants have no chopsticks on their table settings? Have you noticed that your finance branch at your work has a lot of Filipinos? Did you ever think, what’s up with basketball leagues that are 6 feet and Under? These questions are some of the same things we’ve asked. We all know about places, businesses, o…
Our story continues about the Michigan couple who walked into a police officer's house and made a disturbing discovery.