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.
789: The Runaround
People being dodged, delayed, and evaded—and what they do to put an end to it.
174: Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Milestones
They mean something, whether we want them to or not.
788: Half-Baked Stories About My Dead Mom
Writer Etgar Keret tries to come up with the stories that capture his late mother, Orna Keret—but it’s hard, he says, because she’s like Maria in West Side Story and she’s also like Thanos from the Avengers. He ends up with a series of very short stories — most just a few paragraphs long — that give glimpses of different sides of her. These written stories are interspersed with off-the-cuff stories he tells host Ira Glass.
598: My Undesirable Talent
San Francisco’s Spider-Man burglar was remarkable. He dropped into buildings from skylights, leapt 10 feet from one roof to another. But mostly, his talent got him into trouble. This week, his story, and stories of other undesirable talents.
787: Baby's First Christmas
People experiencing Christmas in brand new ways, giving the holiday even more meaning.
786: It's a Game Show!
Something we’ve never done before: true stories told in the form of a game show.
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One sided show
The stories are ok. Some really well played. The problem is the lies and one sided stories they tell. What is right for them IS THE RIGHT THING? I’m actually on their side of most stories but I can’t hear it anymore. Every time just wanting to try to change people minds. Politics, values, beliefs everything… just one side! An Imparcial show would be better. Or one that tells BOTH SIDES OF STORIES. If I’m wrong please tell me the episodes which they show opposite opinions etc. thanks
This human life,to be more precise
I say this almost 100% sure: by the end of an episode, you are going to be touched by it, doesn’t matter if you just heard about a dude stealing birds from a museum or the life of immigrants trying to cross the borders. Every topic is unbelievable well written and it’s never boring to hear as long as you keep an open mind(and sometimes the x1/2 speed🤷🏻♀️). If you are looking for good content, not serious enough that you’re still able to relax listening to it yet very well produced and that actually says something and tries to give you a global view of events ,you are in the right place
PS: fangirl time- all the jornalists working here are my HEROS and I would be more than happy if I ever did a job similar to theirs. They get right to the point without neglecting the depth and the human side of the topic ugh you guys are amazing