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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 59 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.

    774: The Pink House at the Center of the World

    774: The Pink House at the Center of the World

    The Supreme Court case that overturned Roe v. Wade began with a lawsuit filed by a Mississippi abortion clinic. On the day Roe was overturned, we were there. Stories from the center of this moment of history, the day it happened.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    583: It’ll Make Sense When You’re Older

    583: It’ll Make Sense When You’re Older

    Kids do not like being told it’ll make sense when they’re older. They’re pretty sure the grown-ups are wrong.

    • 58 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

RadNomad ,

Fascinating Sleuthing into the American Mind

These guys pick apart claims, beliefs, questions, and unwritten rules and dig out some truth, managing to raise plenty of new questions in the process.

Bing Sheng ,

One of the best podcast

If you only have time to listen to only one podcast, you should listen to This American Life. Don't worry if you are not from USA, the reporting are still revelant. I love the stories and audio quality. An additional bonus is that the espiodes are uploaded regularly every Monday

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