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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.

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    • 4.6 • 3.3K Ratings

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.

    732: Secrets

    732: Secrets

    Why we tell them, and what happens after we do.

    • 1 hr
    731: What Lies Beneath

    731: What Lies Beneath

    Stories of people summoning up stuff that’s usually hidden down deep.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    670: Beware the Jabberwock

    670: Beware the Jabberwock

    Stories from the upside-down world where conspiracy theorists dwell.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    489: No Coincidence, No Story!

    489: No Coincidence, No Story!

    We asked listeners to send us their best coincidence stories, and we got more than 1,300 submissions! There were so many good ones we decided to make a whole show about them. From a chance encounter at a bus station to a romantic dollar bill to a baffling apparition in a college shower stall. 

    • 1 hr
    730: The Empty Chair

    730: The Empty Chair

    Things we’ve lost in the past year — since the first American coronavirus case — that we haven’t talked about so much. Gossip. The chance to make new friends. And much larger stuff.

    • 59 min
    729: Making the Cut

    729: Making the Cut

    There's always someone whose job it is to decide if you measure up.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

pelawat ,

The Empty Chair

Such a moving episode, that goes to the heart of what this pandemic has meant for many. And picks up the unexpected.

PunctureRepair ,

One of the best but one small flaw

This is a great podcast. Always interesting and entertaining. My one gripe is the presenters’ speaking style. They have a habit of losing a lot of volume at the end of sentences meaning you miss what they’re saying if you’re in the car. Please keep your voices nice and clear for the whole sentence. Cheers

chicken pie guy ,

Earlier episodes anyone???

Awesome stories and tops podcast but cannot access episodes pre-715! Have tried 3 different podcast apps all with the same result. Website has all eps but use ability is terrible. Solutions??

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