I subscribed to this podcast after hearing it on the radio and finding out how many years itâs been on. Perfect for listening at work, right? After signing up, I find only THREE episodes available. Where are the rest of the 640+ shows? Sorry, not for me... so disappointed...
Itâs always a story I didnât know I wanted to hear. So well done and absorbing. There have only been a couple of episodes over the years that garnered a âmehâ. Iâm just grateful that I donât have to organize my day around MPR and can listen to it anytime as a podcast. The only real negative is not being able to access all the earlier shows. Great work!!!
Only 4 available episodes?? Incredibly disappointing. Where can I find the rest?
Love you guys.
I love this podcast but is there a way to listen to more than just 4 or 5 episodes on the podcast app??
This is by far the most interesting and reliable show I have ever heard. It discusses a full range of topics in a way that all can relate to. Thank you
Almost every episode is thoughtful and insightful. It is great to hear these stories and understand all the connections to each story and even ourselves. So thought provoking!!!But why canât we listen to more than the last 5 episodes on Apple podcast at a time???
Very clean great stories.
So NPR has mastered the art of reporting but I am really struggling to find any given show that isnât saturated with political propaganda. TAL used to be my refuge, now they are just another program on the political bandwagon. Thereâs more to life! Very close to deleting this program that has been on my phone for years because I havenât been excited about an episode in months. Trying out Studio 360 with cautious optimism
Act I: There was one reason I didnât hear as a possible reason why we havenât heard from any extraterrestrials yetâmaybe theyâre holding off until we get our act together as a world; you know, universal peace, unity, justice. Weâre pretty immature right now, not so appealing.
It would be great to know at the top of the show if the episode we are about to hear is a rerun. Iâve wasted many a commute listening to an episode partway through and finally realizing, hmph sounds familiar.
Iâve been listening for years. This show is a steady stream of good investigative reporting & stories for our souls that will give you laughs, cries, moments of amazement, bliss, extreme sadness. I love it.
This an amazing story that explains what refugees go through to get to the US
I love podcasts and Iâm kind of a snob about it... My favorite nerd, Roman Mars did an interview giving props to TAL... Itâs like LeBron being your favorite player then, someone shows you highlights of Michael Jordan... you think, âOh! Thatâs where this startedâ ..
Iâm so glad I finally listened to this podcast. Amazing story telling about all of us. I am super disappointed that as soon as I started listening the back log of episodes disappeared. Hoping there is a plan to bring them back. I would love to hear the older episodes!
Everyone who works on TAL deserves a ton of credit for the wide array of stories that are told on a weekly basis.
Once a great, even epic, radio show. Now entirely too political. Believe it or not âAmerican Lifeâ has little to do with federal elections. I miss the old days of TAL.
This episode is so timely and informative about the tension within the Democratic party. It's as fascinating and timely as the midterm elections are looming large...
I love this podcast! I only have the free app and sometimes my available downloads do not keep up with my listening habits, but I have to say this podcast is a fantastic with story telling. I love the range of episodes from global issues, political issues to an individuals story. It has something for everyone and really gets to the heart of the human condition. I recommend to anyone who wants to understand and explore humanity from all aspects and walks of life.
Use to love TAL but their recent unbalanced reporting has led me to unsubscribe. TAL is not suppose to be a political podcast yet that seems to be what theyâre trying to do and guess what, they arenât that good at it. Leave the in depth political reporting to those who understand politics and stick to what youâre good at which is reporting on interesting stories about every day life. This podcast shouldnât be an hour long in kind donation to a political campaign.
I subscribe to many podcasts, but TAL is the one I am impatiently waiting for on a weekly basis. The stories and people are always so interesting and entertaining. Iâve laughed and cried, and felt like friends with some of the guests. Even though Iâm not big into politics, in those episodes TAL has a way of turning the topics into a very human thing, and not disgustingly boring (and they seem to stay impartial as well) Ira Glass is awesome to listen to as well- great voice, and a funny guy. Keep up the good work guys!!
I used to absolutely love This American Life. The quality and variety of storytelling was unparalleled and it offered a perfect mix of escapism, fiction, and more topical content. In the last year or two it has completely devolved into constant commentary on our current political situation which is never why I listened to TAL and utterly eliminates its value as a form of media that doesnât simply track current events. Most tragically, it reverses TALâs perhaps greatest quality: the ability to show the common humanity of Americans across countless locations, ages, races, backgrounds, and beliefs through storytelling. The new unrelenting political focus has sacrificed this incredible quality to become divisive and polarizing.
I used to love TAL, but nowadays itâs so mind-numbingly boring I end up turning it off before ever reaching Act 2. Hopefully someone can right the ship...
This is such a great podcast, I love all of it but for some reason all the older episodes disappeared. Please fix this so everyone can listen to previous episodes.
The best podcast to recommend to a friend. I look forward to every episode ð
Ever of all time. Love the stories, love Ira Glass, love the music.
Where are the older episodes!?
Allow more older episodes
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Just discovered this podcast and was catching up on old episodes. Where did they all go? Iâm so disappointed!
Is there anyway we can listen from the beginning?
Please allow all previous episodes to be accessed
I wanted to listen to the old ones but they were deleted!
Some of the best storytelling around, on an incredible array of subjects, this is the show that made me an avid NPR listener and the podcast lets me stay caught up when I can't catch it on the radio (radio? What's that?).
Iâm confused! Where did the podcast go? Is it getting revamped or renamed or something?
Im in love! So much so Iâm sad there are no more past episodes. What happened ?
Where did they all go! Bummer.
I wish this was on every day! It is one thing to look forward to on a Monday.
...hiding old episodes is a 1-star move. Although their reason might be because they want to even more frequently rerun said old episodes (something they often donât have the courtesy to mention in the detailsâanother 1-star move). Too bad.
I love this show. I have been a listener for over 5 years and the consistency in the quality of the story telling is amazing.
Why delete then, seriously
Why do you have to delete old shows. I don't want to go to your website to listen to past shows. LAME
Was featured once on npr. He is my son and has been falsely accused by one woman of drugging and raping her. He has been in the L.A. music community for 20 years, and now is an untouchable, unable to earn his living since Sept. He is suing this woman for defamation and for $5,000,000. I donât know when his trial date will be given. He has used all his savings, sold his stocks, is selling his record collection, anyway to earn a buck honestly.In 20 years of being a headliner in world music festivals, he has never been accused of anything harmful to anyone. Can you help him by giving voice? I am part of the #me too, and do understand how beastly men in power can be. Not this time.
One of my top 5 podcasts!
Maybe someday Coastal America will pay attention to the rest of us. Not everyone is a Democrat, we arenât racist, we arenât ignorant.
One of the best shows out there.
Would it be possible to publish the radio edit as a podcast again (maybe have two channels - the beeped and the un-beeped)? This show used to be suitable for all audiences, but now every episode is marked explicit content and finding the âcleanâ version on your phone is convoluted. I love the show, and the stories that are told, and I would like it see it back in my podcast library.
This American life does what it's named and delivers compelling stories from all walks of the American experience.