Topic archives: This American Life

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

December 9, 2016

What we're reading this weekend: confessions of an Instagram influencer, the psychology behind catcalling, literary awards' hidden costs, how Silicon Valley spreads its bland aesthetic, and chatting to a former editor of the OED.

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

August 12, 2016 2

From the death of method acting to the potential for head transplants, here is what we in the bunker are reading (and listening to).

Podcasts to listen to over summer (that aren’t Serial)

December 23, 2015 3

Sick of waiting for that one story week by week? Here are some fantastic podcasts to get you through summer.

The murky moral waters of the <em>Serial</em> podcast phenomenon

The murky moral waters of the Serial podcast phenomenon

November 18, 2014

Journalists investigating true crime need to remember they don't live in a Nancy Drew-esque universe -- their work has lasting consequences.

This American Life meets the Finkelstein report

March 20, 2012

Popular US radio show This American Life ran a program last week that spent an hour retracting a recent TAL story on Apple factories in China. It provides an interesting comparison to the media here in Oz, writes Sean Rintel.

Is This American Life the best podcast ever?

March 9, 2010 9

This American Life is kind of like Australian Story, except with more original ideas, a fascinating and interesting host and all the crazy weirdos of the US.