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'This American Life' Airs 500th Episode This Weekend

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THIS AMERICAN LIFE 500TH EPISODE
Ira Glass attends An Evening With Ira Glass at Brown Theatre on October 6, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images) | Getty

This weekend PRI will air the 500th episode of This American Life. To commemorate the past 17 years of stories of the thematic, magazine format radio program, Ira Glass and staff have collected their favorite moments from over the years to share in hour 500.

Among stories from every corner of the country, Chicago featured frequently throughout the years. We’ve gathered five essential This American Life episodes that every Chicagoan should hear.

Read the whole story at Chicagoist