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.
694: Get Back to Where You Once Belonged
People looking everywhere to find a place—any place—where, for once, they don't have to be the odd man out.
729: Making the Cut
There's always someone whose job it is to decide if you measure up.
692: The Show of Delights
In these dark, combative times, we attempt the most radical counterprogramming we could imagine: a show made up entirely of stories about delight.
728: Lights, Camera, Christmas!
This holiday season, we bring you a show filled with stories of people going to great lengths to throw a special Christmas for their families.
727: Boulder v. Hill
What the day-to-day business of saving the world looks like. We visit with one group of people who are trying to rescue us from something very large, and another group trying to rescue us from something very small.
To commemorate our show’s 25th year, we have a program about people who were born the year our show went on the air.
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i ❤️tal.. but
you know some ppl don't have access to wifi 24/7 (yes, really) i wanted to listen to my last few saved episodes on the app.. today. on my birthday. at home. by myself. but now the app is already defunct. jesus. h. christ. thanks 2020. 😭💔
Mr Glass’ voice is like Thanksgiving gravy
The in-depth journalism and poignant storytelling is like so much Thanksgiving stuffing which fills your body and warms your soul... I like apple pie, as well.