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
    • 4.3 • 492 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.

    786: It's a Game Show!

    786: It's a Game Show!

    Something we’ve never done before: true stories told in the form of a game show.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    785: Through the Looking Glass

    785: Through the Looking Glass

    People trying to coax each other across the line, from one side to the other.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    351: Return to Childhood

    351: Return to Childhood

    People who try to revisit their childhoods—what they find and what they do not find.

    • 59 min
    732: Secrets

    732: Secrets

    Why we tell them, and what happens after we do.

    • 1 hr
    784: Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map

    784: Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map

    Not long ago, Republicans in Ohio passed a constitutional amendment to end gerrymandering in the state. And then a funny thing happened. The same Ohio Republicans drew electoral maps that violated their own constitutional amendment. They’ll be using them in this week’s midterm elections. We try to understand how that could happen.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    783: Kids These Days

    783: Kids These Days

    We hear from kids who are dealing with some of the country’s most contentious debates. Debates that are supposedly about them.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
492 Ratings

492 Ratings

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Love!!

Love it

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#1 for me!

I listen to a lot of podcasts while I work around the house, feed animals, clean horse poo, etc. This is my favorite! There’s a casual and comfortable flow. Sometimes I think about an episode for days, talk to family about it. I think I’ve recommended this podcast to everyone I know. Thank you for making my Sunday night horse poo cleaning a lot easier to get through!

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