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15 million people watched this on Facebook. Right before the 2016 election, we asked Sara Bareilles to imagine what President Obama might be thinking about Donald Trump, but couldn’t say publicly. Leslie Odom Jr. sang. 

Just before the 2016 election, we asked the Frozen songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez to imagine what Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was feeling, but couldn’t say publicly, about Donald Trump. Neil Patrick Harris sang the part of Paul Ryan.

Ira explains how to use our Shortcut app to share clips from This American Life  on social media.

San Francisco’s Spider-Man dropped into buildings from skylights and leapt 10 feet from one roof to another. But mostly, his talent got him into trouble.

A political donor has to decide whether or not he's going to support Trump. Plus other stories of people trying to make sure they get what they paid for.

A hospital staffer finds a patient on the floor of his room. He is unarmed, and has been shot by the cops in the hospital.

Our collaboration with The New Yorker. This was the cover of their Dec 7, 2015, issue. Everyone who got the digital version of that issue on this iPad or phone could push “play” and the cover would come to life as an animated short. 

Three teenage girls explain why they are constantly telling their friends they are beautiful on Instagram. Plus more stories about status updates that interrupt our daily life.

A prisoner who hasn't talked to anyone in years comes up with a bold plan to re-introduce himself to the world.