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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 • 73.6K 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.

    742: The Thing I'm Getting Over

    742: The Thing I'm Getting Over

    What’s recovery mean, anyway?

    • 1 hr
    436: The Psychopath Test

    436: The Psychopath Test

    We heard about a test that could determine if someone was a psychopath. So, naturally, our staff decided to take it. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    741: The Weight of Words

    741: The Weight of Words

    Words mean things, but some words are especially meaningful.

    • 1 hr
    740: There. I Fixed It.

    740: There. I Fixed It.

    Solving problems using very extreme measures.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    739: Sisters

    739: Sisters

    Sisters build worlds together, worlds that are just for them. Stories about the bonds between sisters and how they get broken and fixed—or not.

    • 59 min
    738: Good Grief!

    738: Good Grief!

    So many of us, we don’t want to think about death. We avoid grieving when we lose someone, distract ourselves, look away. In this episode, at a moment when so many families are mourning, we have stories of people figuring out how they’ll grieve, and doing a pretty good job of it.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
73.6K Ratings

73.6K Ratings

HeyIra ,

The Best

By far my favorite podcast. I would greatly appreciate no more staff stories. Let’s do some investigation, get out of the office, and get stories from all perspectives.

Big al 4791 ,

Very creative and interesting

Great podcast. Very entertaining stories. Always thought provoking. This and blue collar hour podcast are my favorites.

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Not what it used to be.

When NPR decide to go back to how it used to be years ago, I will come back.

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