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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.

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    • 4.6 • 357 Ratings

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.

    694: Get Back to Where You Once Belonged

    694: Get Back to Where You Once Belonged

    People looking everywhere to find a place—any place—where, for once, they don't have to be the odd man out.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    729: Making the Cut

    729: Making the Cut

    There's always someone whose job it is to decide if you measure up.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    692: The Show of Delights

    692: The Show of Delights

    In these dark, combative times, we attempt the most radical counterprogramming we could imagine: a show made up entirely of stories about delight.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    728: Lights, Camera, Christmas!

    728: Lights, Camera, Christmas!

    This holiday season, we bring you a show filled with stories of people going to great lengths to throw a special Christmas for their families.

    • 1 hr
    727: Boulder v. Hill

    727: Boulder v. Hill

    What the day-to-day business of saving the world looks like. We visit with one group of people who are trying to rescue us from something very large, and another group trying to rescue us from something very small.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    726: Twenty-Five

    726: Twenty-Five

    To commemorate our show’s 25th year, we have a program about people who were born the year our show went on the air.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
357 Ratings

357 Ratings

Karen_1994 ,

Love love love

I listen to this show every week!

Sellepus ,

Best of all

I listen to a lot of podcasts, but I will always come back to this one. I love this podcast because you talk about so many topics. And I will always learn something from an episode, whether it’s about the world or myself. Thank you so much Ira and co.

Pocam ,

Chen

Please do a follow-up on Chen who disappeated in Wuhan when you have news.

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