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.
748: The End of the World as We Know It
What happens when one family goes all in on fighting climate change.
747: Suitable for Children
Who thought that would be good for a kid?
746: This Is Just Some Songs
We made you a mixtape. Don't make a big deal out of it or anything.
745: Getting Out
People trying to escape all kinds of seemingly impossible situations.
The pandemic forced jobs to change, but then the workers changed, too.
743: Don't You Be My Neighbor
Bad neighbors. What can you do about them?
Eye-opening, intreating, funny, fantastic journalism and storytelling
Here in Europe we access the new podcasts on Monday mornings. It has sweetened every Monday for me since I have discovered This American Life, I recommend the podcast to everyone!
Wonderfully produced but completely biased
I used to love this podcast - then I heard the one on the factchecking of the refugee crisis in Germany and what happened on New Year's Eve in Cologne 2015. The BBC "reporter" completely misled the audience in "omitting" the fact that the local police chief's initial report issued to the newspapers said that the night passed off peacefully , that the only reason it ever became a story is that large numbers of women posted on twitter tales of their sexual assualt, Angela Merkel swore up and down that those who committed those assaults (largely North African migrants - also conveniently forgotten) would be held responsible and to date how many have actually been prosecuted and deported?? Not a single one. Shame on you calling yourselves "reporters"
The mother of all good radio storytelling
Still the first podcast that comes to mind if I want to recommend a perfect show with compelling and moving stories and the best host out there.