This American Life
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.
Sunday 05 July 2020
: We spend a month at a Jeep dealership on Long Island as they try to make their monthly sales goal: 129 cars. If they make it, they'll get a...
709: The Reprieve
Sunday 28 June 2020
: Michigan has passed its Covid-19 peak, and the state has started opening up. But it’s still been intensely difficult for the staff in the...
684: Burn It Down
Sunday 21 June 2020
: In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, people everywhere are demanding that police departments change not just their rules, but the...
708: Here, Again
Sunday 14 June 2020
: An exhaustingly familiar story. Maybe it’ll have a different ending this time, but maybe not. We hear what different people said and did...
707: We Are in the Future
Sunday 07 June 2020
: In this moment of sorrow, protest, and rage in the wake of George Floyd’s death, we offer this as a break from the dreadful present: our...
706: A Mess to Be Reckoned With
Sunday 31 May 2020
: Lissa Yellow Bird searches for missing people. Cold cases, mostly. People no one else is looking for. It’s not her job, but a lot of...
Sunday 24 May 2020
: While sports of all kinds have been put on pause, we bring you favorite stories from back when people were still on football fields, boxing...
704: Our Pulitzer-Winning Episode
Sunday 17 May 2020
: Last week, our episode "The Out Crowd" won the very first Pulitzer Prize ever awarded to a radio show. This is the episode that won, with...
Sunday 10 May 2020
: During a time when a lot of us feel like we are living in a holding pattern, stories of people feeling stuck.
Sunday 03 May 2020
: While the seniors danced at Prom Night 2001 in Hoisington, Kansas—a town of about 3,000—a tornado hit the town, destroying about a third...
702: One Last Thing Before I Go
Sunday 26 April 2020
: Words can seem so puny and ineffective sometimes. On this show, we have stories in which ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get...
Sunday 19 April 2020
: Desperate to know what happened to his family, a man obsessively decodes the only information about them he can get. That, and other stories...
Sunday 12 April 2020
: Sometimes a sketch of a thing needs filling in for its true significance to be known.
Sunday 05 April 2020
: Stories of when things go wrong. Really wrong. When you leave the normal realm of human error, fumble, mishap, and mistake and enter the...
Sunday 29 March 2020
: The coronavirus has now fully arrived in the United States. This week, stories of people trying to rise to that challenge, in some pretty...
697: Alone Together
Sunday 22 March 2020
: This week, as the staff creates the episode from their apartments and houses, with our host in quarantine, in this moment when everyone’s...
696: Low Hum of Menace
Sunday 15 March 2020
: Things do not seem fine at all, but it’s hard to say why.
695: Everyone's a Critic
Sunday 01 March 2020
: People squirming in a world where everything is rated and reviewed.
694: Get Back to Where You Once Belonged
Sunday 16 February 2020
: People looking everywhere to find a place—any place—where, for once, they don't have to be the odd man out.
693: Abdi the American
Sunday 09 February 2020
: We return to our story about Abdi Nor from 2015, with some big news about his life today. When we first broadcast the story, Abdi was a...