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.
583: It’ll Make Sense When You’re Older
Kids do not like being told it’ll make sense when they’re older. They’re pretty sure the grown-ups are wrong.
773: The Longest Distance Between Two Points
Getting from A to B via Z.
672: No Fair!
Stories of very small injustices and also one very big one.
772: The Kids' Table
Kids navigating hairy situations all on their own, with no help from grown-ups.
771: The Parents Step In
Government isn’t doing much to prevent school shootings. So parents are jumping in: parents whose kids have died in mass shootings, in the wake of each shooting. They take practical, effective action — and they get results.
770: My Lying Eyes
People staring squarely at the truth, and still finding it hard to believe what they’re seeing.
Awesome show! Someone got to do something wow 🧡
Loved this episode thanks yanks lol
Women don’t know it’s rape?
I’m confused about something that was said in the latest episode. The fact that the rate of reporting sexual assault to police has not changed: why is the conclusion that women have not changed in their beliefs about rape? Maybe more women do believe that they were raped but they still don’t want to go to the police, for good reason. That seemed like a strange leap in the otherwise great story.
Thanks to Ira and all
Investigative journalism at its best, brave, unflinching and oh so humane. Thanks for enriching my life in Canada.