187 episodes

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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 63 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.

    751: Audience of One

    751: Audience of One

    In a world where a virus spreads across the country and most people are not going to movie theaters, we bring the movies to you.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    750: The Ferryman

    750: The Ferryman

    Stories about getting from Point A to Point B—with expert assistance.

    • 59 min
    203: Recordings for Someone

    203: Recordings for Someone

    Personal recordings one person made for just one other person, including what some have called the greatest phone message ever.

    • 59 min
    749: My Bad

    749: My Bad

    An hour devoted to embarrassing stories. They’re not always just little moments – funny, daily stuff that we laugh about later. Some can change you for the rest of your life.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    748: The End of the World as We Know It

    748: The End of the World as We Know It

    What happens when one family goes all in on fighting climate change.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    747: Suitable for Children

    747: Suitable for Children

    Who thought that would be good for a kid?

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Jakke25 ,

Episode 740

I am a fan of the show, but I was dissappointed with the one dimentional representation of prostitution policy in episode 740.

Prostitution is a societal problem that affects negatively especially women, girls, sexual, gender and other minority groups. People buying sex are the ones with power, status and money. Lack of social security and policies that support equality (housing, jobs, education etc. ) is also a factor that drives people to selling sex and keeps them in prostitution.

Reducing prostitution is an important, yet complicated, goal. The measures should be aimed at those gaining from prostitution and those buying sex. People selling sex should receive support and should not be prosecuted. There will always be persons who will tell measures meant to make buying sex, procuring and trafficking more difficult, made their livelihood of selling sex more scarce, this does not necessarily mean the measures were ill-adviced. I guess I would have hoped a more societal view in representig this issue, which admittedly is a complicated one.

54ju ,

My favourite

Listening from Finland. I wait each week for a new episode. Just love the tone of the show and the quality of the stories.

Kymppikassi ,

Laatua

Hyviä tarinoita ja laadukas kokonaisuus! Suosittelen!

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