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.
542: Wait—Do You Have The Map?
Feeling lost and trying to figure out how to move ahead.
790: You're It
Sometimes you raise your hand. Other times you’re just the only one left.
789: The Runaround
People being dodged, delayed, and evaded—and what they do to put an end to it.
174: Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Milestones
They mean something, whether we want them to or not.
788: Half-Baked Stories About My Dead Mom
Writer Etgar Keret tries to come up with the stories that capture his late mother, Orna Keret—but it’s hard, he says, because she’s like Maria in West Side Story and she’s also like Thanos from the Avengers. He ends up with a series of very short stories — most just a few paragraphs long — that give glimpses of different sides of her. These written stories are interspersed with off-the-cuff stories he tells host Ira Glass.
787: Baby's First Christmas
People experiencing Christmas in brand new ways, giving the holiday even more meaning.
Reseñas de clientes
An American in Madrid
Every Monday morning I wake up, prepare coffee and sit down to sip my java and listen to the new This American Life episode. It’s always a pleasure but sometimes I’ve been blown away by how miraculous human life can be. I just wanted to say thank you for this episode. It’s made me cry but also left me with a huge smile on my face. Hopefully it’ll linger long enough to forget for a while that there’s war, pest and even a sand storm in my side of the world.
Una maravilla de la radio moderna la formas más original de contra historias reales y de aprender sobre todas las cosas.
Downplaying the threat that is 45
Since the elections, it seems to me that This American Life has been downplaying the threat that 45 and this administration brings to everyone who is not a white male. It is a disappointing response from what once was a really great podcast.