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'This American Life' coming to iPad

April 8, 2011 |  6:40 pm

"This American Life," the popular radio show and usual home for the whimsy of host Ira Glass, is  coming to the iPad.

The iPad app, launched Tuesday, will cost more than the iPhone or Android apps already available ($4.99 versus $2.99 for the smartphones), but comes equipped with more features, including the ability to bookmark favorite shows, download three episodes at a time for off-line listening and select individual stories within an episode with a button.

Other features included:

  • Each new episode is automatically added to the app
  • Access to the entire archive of episodes from the show
  • Audio and video extras
  • Link to weekly live stream


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Photo: "This American Life" iPad app. Credit: "This American Life" website.