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This American Life website photo (episode 504, photo by Terri Wang)

One advantage to running long distances for exercise is that I have time to listen to radio programs that I usually don’t otherwise. Last Saturday, I heard “How I Got Into College” on This American Life from WBEZ in Chicago.

Be prepared to hear a few practical tips on what NOT to do in admissions processes (ahem, parents), as well as an unexpected perspective on the theme. I.e., Enjoy this This American Life take on the topic.

This page gives you access to each segment of this episode along with a transcript and more.

NOTE: As a public health professional, I have to point out that cigarette smoking is bad for your health, in many ways.