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.
780: Setting the Record Straight
Getting to the facts can be difficult, but it’s always the right thing to do. Except when it isn’t.
750: The Ferryman
Getting from Point A to Point B—with expert assistance.
779: Ends of the Earth
An exploration of the very upper limits of what you do for someone you love.
550: Three Miles
There’s a program that brings together kids from two schools. One school is public and in the country’s poorest congressional district. The other is private and costs $43,000/year. They are three miles apart. The hope is that kids connect, but some of the public school kids just can’t get over the divide. We hear what happens when you get to see the other side and it looks a lot better.
778: Me Minus Me
When a fundamental part of yourself changes dramatically, are you still who you thought you were?
777: Name. Age. Detail.
Ten people were killed at a grocery store in Buffalo, NY. Their stories, as you’ve never heard 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.