This American Life

This American Life (TAL) is an American weekly hour-long radio program produced by WBEZ and hosted by Ira Glass. It has been made available on PRI affiliate stations and is also available as a free weekly podcast. Primarily a journalistic non-fiction program, it has also featured essays, memoirs, field recordings, short fiction, and found footage. The first episode aired on November 17, 1995, under the show's original title, Your Radio Playhouse. The series is distributed by Public Radio International.A television program of the same name ran for two seasons on the Showtime cable network between June 2007 and May 2008.
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  • Are Podcasts the Next Big Thing for Content Marketing?

    …” for Squarespace and a rock opera for MailChimp. This creative approach is typical of the ads played on shows from 5by5, the podcast network that’s home to “Back to Work” and over other 30 podcasts about tech, design, and pop culture. While not all the ads are musical projects, they’re all more innovative than your everyday marketing. In fact, considering…

    Celine Roque/ Relevancein Content- 21 readers -
  • Facing credibility gap, Upworthy poaches from The New York Times

    …. “Journalism needs to figure out how to master that piece so that the most important stories reach their maximum possible audience.” The hire comes at a critical moment for Upworthy. The 2-year-old site, founded by former MoveOn executive director Eli Pariser, rose on the back of Facebook referrals, earning the designation of the “Internet’s fastest…

    Ricardo Bilton/ Digiday- 9 readers -
  • Stand Out, Serve Hard, Sell Soft & Get Traffic (FS085)

    … subscribers if they’re not signing up?” Brian Wampler Wampler Pedals and Chasing Tone Podcast. Using google drive for team-based project management. “What system do you guys use to manage projects?” Resources: Solopreneur Project Management Skills (FS078) The Tools, Books, Systems and Resources That Helped Us Most (FS020…

    Chase Reeves/ Fizzle- 2 readers -
  • The podcast enters a new golden age

    … of the “This American Life” crew, which produces the ambitious podcast, but it’s also indicative of a broader trend: Podcasts are more popular now than ever. Apple, which added a default, non-deletable “Podcasts” app in iOS 8, expects iTunes and iOS users to listen to 7 billion podcasts this year. In September, podcast data research firm RawVoice (which…

    Eric Blattberg/ Digiday- 3 readers -
  • How to Stand Out in a World of Dull Podcasts

    … Think about this for a moment. Your favorite podcasts. This American Life. WTF with Marc Maron. Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income. Every single one of them started at the bottom. Every single one of them started in obscurity. Every single one of them started without an audience. It’s hard to believe. Over 25 years ago, at age 19, Ira…

    Demian Farnworth/ Copybloggerin Social Content How To's- 11 readers -
  • The magazine that’s taking content marketing to the stage

    … curious. California Sunday is selling advertisers on the ability to run so-called story advertising units in print and digital — and to be integrated into a live Pop Up show as well. There’s a bit of history here. California Sunday’s president and publisher is Chas Edwards, who was co-founder with John Battelle of Federated Media. A core of Federated’s…

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