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.
734: The Campus Tour Has Been Cancelled
How the pandemic has thrown college admissions process into a kind of slow-motion chaos. One of the biggest changes: most colleges have stopped requiring the SAT. For decades, there’s been a debate over whether schools should drop the test. What’s it mean that it finally happened?
I’m not even American and I love it x
Individual episodes or stories from this podcast stay with me in a way that not many others do. Consistently brilliant.
Sadly, although this is a great podcast, if you’ve listened for a few years, as I have, you find yourself listening to the same podcasts over and over again. Doesn’t NPR have enough new material to create a new show each week?
Great journalists and great stories but so often (eg: this week) I’m left thinking ‘Oh, this story again’.
I would give them five stars, but for this annoyance.