This once good app is now great. UPDATED REVIEW: Loving the latest version of this app! The audio stopping and remembered episode issues were fixed making a far more enjoyable listening experience. I highly recommend this app. Thanks so much for the improvements. PREVIOUS REVIEW: If these issues were fixed, this app would be awesome. Cons: Screen off = audio stops and you have to restart episode from the beginning. Weekly episode doesn't download or won't play when it does. App doesn't remember which episodes you've already heard.
Great on long drives! I have a 2 hour commute every day, and I don't know what I'm going to do once I listen to every show in the archive. But that'll be a while from now since I'm still listening to shows from 1996. As soon as I get in the car I grab my phone and turn on TAL (I have a Bluetooth enabled car radio) and off I ride. It feels like I have good old Ira Glass with me as I drive and that's helpful because he keeps my mind engaged with great stories interesting facts and fascinating people. Love the show.
These stories stick and change the way I see the world Whether it is appreciating how to stock vending machines on an aircraft carrier, how to babysit your brothers, sell a mango, educate our children, catch a fraud, live like a beaver or survive summer camp, the stories stick to you. The team at TAL have changed the way I see the world. The app is a great way to keep up with the latest and favorites. My daughter and I share stories so a way to join a group and keep up with a listened to list would be great.
Fantastic for the content, but app needs work Kudos to the app for making these great podcasts so readily available. The app itself has some issues: the app doesn't update to show the new podcasts, and a more updated list is shown on their mobile site vs the app. If the podcast is interrupted by a call or exited, the app will not save your position. Th app sometimes has issues playing a podcast, as well. Good job on fixing which podcasts have been heard; keep the improvements going and it will be a great app with amazing content powering it.
It's a Wonderful Life! TAM is not only fantastic entertainment, but a true cultural touchstone. So glad the app is on Android. It's an easy app to interface with, and the shows are well organized, so it is not hard to find what you are looking for. More than 500 hours of Ira Glass and his merry gang of journalists, comedians, and writers are right here at your fingertips. AND it's all free! What else could anyone ask for?
'Love' This American Life, but just 'Like' their App I live This American Life, but their App needs a little work. I have a real hard time saving shows to listen to offline... They only work 1/3 of the time. The rewind and pause button often restarts the whole act or show instead. I'd love to have a feature to check off all the shows I've watched online instead of just on the app.
* Much smaller application package
* Fix display of reruns in "This Week" position.
* Faster startup time, and much faster scrolling on the big list.
* Favorites and Unheard episodes get their own filterable sections in the menu.
* Download 5 episodes for offline listening
* Notification can be dismissed by pausing within the app or pressing the X in the notification.
* Stability improvements. Please keep submitting error reports, it helps us find issues.
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