This American Life
This American Life
This American Life
This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
750: The Ferryman
Stories about getting from Point A to Point B—with expert assistance.
Oct 17
59 min
203: Recordings for Someone
Personal recordings one person made for just one other person, including what some have called the greatest phone message ever.
Oct 10
59 min
749: My Bad
An hour devoted to embarrassing stories. They’re not always just little moments – funny, daily stuff that we laugh about later. Some can change you for the rest of your life.
Oct 3
1 hr 4 min
553: Stuck in the Middle
People caught in limbo, using ingenuity and guile to try to get themselves out.
Sep 26
59 min
748: The End of the World as We Know It
What happens when one family goes all in on fighting climate change.
Sep 19
1 hr 4 min
747: Suitable for Children
Who thought that would be good for a kid?
Sep 12
1 hr
746: This Is Just Some Songs
We made you a mixtape. Don't make a big deal out of it or anything.
Sep 5
1 hr 3 min
745: Getting Out
People trying to escape all kinds of seemingly impossible situations.
Aug 29
1 hr 2 min
744: Essential
The pandemic forced jobs to change, but then the workers changed, too.
Aug 15
1 hr 9 min
743: Don't You Be My Neighbor
Bad neighbors. What can you do about them?
Aug 1
59 min