186 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
    • 4.7 • 490 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.

    753: What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Communicate

    753: What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Communicate

    Getting the point across — or trying to, anyway.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    628: In the Shadow of the City

    628: In the Shadow of the City

    Stories that take place on the edge of civilization, just out of sight.

    • 56 min
    752: An Invitation to Tea

    752: An Invitation to Tea

    A man who was imprisoned for 14 years in Guantanamo Bay, without charges, gets out and issues an invitation to all the people who kept him there. Amazingly, three of them agree to talk.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    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
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
490 Ratings

490 Ratings

beyondfrontiers ,

Five stars

The first podcast I ever listened to. I have since tried to find other as good, but never have. I listen every week without fail.

Colin J. C. ,

Excellent

I cannot speak highly enough of this podcast.
💙 from New Zealand

Smeesh lord ,

Non American fan

Being from the other side of the world TAL provides a good insight into American life as is. Bravo

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