This American Life

App review by Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Radio show podcasts contain 15-year slice of American life.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 12+

The ap is great, and the show is better.

The app itself is absolutely the best. Super easy to browse and find any TAL episode you're looking for. The content of the radio show that the app supports is among the best media created by anyone anywhere, but there are definitely some episodes that aren't for kids, and lots of episodes that will bring up some teachable moments. My parents got me hooked on the show because they'd play it during long car rides when I was a teenager. It started lots of conversations about life and the world that we probably wouldn't have had otherwise.

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