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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.

    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
    692: The Show of Delights

    692: The Show of Delights

    In these dark, combative times, we attempt the most radical counterprogramming we could imagine: a show made up entirely of stories about delight.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    728: Lights, Camera, Christmas!

    728: Lights, Camera, Christmas!

    This holiday season, we bring you a show filled with stories of people going to great lengths to throw a special Christmas for their families.

    • 1 hr
    727: Boulder v. Hill

    727: Boulder v. Hill

    What the day-to-day business of saving the world looks like. We visit with one group of people who are trying to rescue us from something very large, and another group trying to rescue us from something very small.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    726: Twenty-Five

    726: Twenty-Five

    To commemorate our show’s 25th year, we have a program about people who were born the year our show went on the air.

    • 1 hr
    725: Turkey in a Face Mask

    725: Turkey in a Face Mask

    For Thanksgiving weekend, stories about food, and people who set out on very particular missions with food. 

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

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??

DogBox2 ,

Where are the archives?

This would be a 4-5 star review but as I am working my way through This American Life episodes from the first to the latest and I can’t find any before 2020 my disappointment is reflects in the grudging 3. BTW download via mobile isn’t viable in much of regional Australia.
All the Best. Digby

Sparkylovescuddles ,

No access to episodes pre 717

A friend recommended this podcast and I’m disappointed that I can’t access any episodes before ep 717.

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