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.
785: Through the Looking Glass
People trying to coax each other across the line, from one side to the other.
351: Return to Childhood
People who try to revisit their childhoods—what they find and what they do not find.
Why we tell them, and what happens after we do.
784: Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map
Not long ago, Republicans in Ohio passed a constitutional amendment to end gerrymandering in the state. And then a funny thing happened. The same Ohio Republicans drew electoral maps that violated their own constitutional amendment. They’ll be using them in this week’s midterm elections. We try to understand how that could happen.
783: Kids These Days
We hear from kids who are dealing with some of the country’s most contentious debates. Debates that are supposedly about them.
782: Family Dig
Two people go on excavations of their families’ pasts. Including the first episode of the new podcast, “We Were Three,” hosted by our longtime producer, Nancy Updike, and from Serial Productions and The New York Times.
I have been listening to This American Life fairly religiously for the last few years, and it truly never disappoints. I love the interesting themes, and how they weave the stories together. Most importantly though, Ira Glass and all the other hosts, are so easy to listen to.
This American Life
Simply the gold standard of podcasts.