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.
635: Chip in My Brain
A boy who can’t dribble gets a coach, a new best friend, and something to believe in.
Why we tell them, and what happens after we do.
731: What Lies Beneath
Stories of people summoning up stuff that’s usually hidden down deep.
670: Beware the Jabberwock
Stories from the upside-down world where conspiracy theorists dwell.
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.
729: Making the Cut
There's always someone whose job it is to decide if you measure up.
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Consistently interesting and enjoyable
Been a fan for 15 years. Thanks for all the great stories and reporting.
Greatest of all time
This is the Citizen Kane of podcasts. No other podcast come close. Ira 4eva.
Had to turn off Empty Chair episode
Why not move away from the agitation or give the dog to someone in the country. you decide to kill a living creature that was a fine creature before all the delivery and you don’t think to remove that variable?