188 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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    • Culture et société
    • 4.6 • 73.5K 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.

    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
    539: The Leap

    539: The Leap

    Most of us go from day to day just coasting on the status quo. If it ain’t broke, why fix it—right? But when routines just get too mundane or systems stop making sense, sometimes you just have to hold your breath and jump. People who leap from their lives, their comfort zones, even through time.

    • 59 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
73.5K Ratings

73.5K Ratings

Big al 4791 ,

Very creative and interesting

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

Trotty777 ,

Where are the episodes

I just started listening a couple days ago. LOVE it. But where are the episodes? There are only 10.

cfos76 ,

Addictive

Love this podcast and I tell everyone how great the episodes are!! Some are slow moving but most are fantastic! Thanks

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