10 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.

This American Life This American Life

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 3.8K 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.

    773: The Longest Distance Between Two Points

    773: The Longest Distance Between Two Points

    Getting from A to B via Z.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    672: No Fair!

    672: No Fair!

    Stories of very small injustices and also one very big one.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    772: The Kids' Table

    772: The Kids' Table

    Kids navigating hairy situations all on their own, with no help from grown-ups.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    771: The Parents Step In

    771: The Parents Step In

    Government isn’t doing much to prevent school shootings. So parents are jumping in: parents whose kids have died in mass shootings, in the wake of each shooting. They take practical, effective action — and they get results.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    770: My Lying Eyes

    770: My Lying Eyes

    People staring squarely at the truth, and still finding it hard to believe what they’re seeing.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    769: The Reluctant Explorer

    769: The Reluctant Explorer

    A man finds himself thrust into a new world he didn’t necessarily ask to visit. He takes a look around.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.8K Ratings

3.8K Ratings

f4iryList3ner ,

My type of show

My new life goal is to be on this immersive , exciting and lighthearted podcast. The stories are jaw dropping and hilarious. I await every episode with anticipation and I love the latest episode with referencing to ‘Leprechaun’

HeidiReiki ,

Look forward to this podcast every week

Thank you Ira and the team for your podcasts, I always really enjoy them and I’ve told some many people about them, hoping I’m helping with your great success! Heidi Lerner Rearden Chicagoan living in Bath, UK

Nejafeja ,

Very interesting

I don’t listen too often but all the spades I have listened to so far were very informative and brilliantly put together.

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