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.
233: Starting From Scratch
People starting over—sometimes because they want to, other times because they have to.
588: Mind Games
People who try simple mind games on others and find themselves in way over their heads.
736: The Herd
What happens when your own community suddenly turns on you?
691: Gardens of Branching Paths
Other universes that are just like our own, but with one small difference.
735: Bloody Feelings
Stories about the power of blood.
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.