One of our favorite weekly podcasts/radio shows, This American Life, just hit a huge milestone: 500 episodes. 

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As they point out in the show themselves, for some radio shows this is no big deal. But it took them 17 years to reach the 500 mark, working for months on every single episode, making each episode into a juicy cross section of "American" (but really, most any) society. Over the years we've laughed and cried with them and have been endlessly inspired by their work and by all the small (and large) unheard voices and unnoticed things in life. To mark the anniversary they put together another great episode, highlighting some of the best moments from the previous 499 episodes, which is actually a great place to dive in and get a quick and varied taste of the show. Happy 500 Episodes!

Listen to the 500th episode here