This American Life

By This American Life

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Subscribers: 68495
Reviews: 80

 Oct 20, 2022
love the show but, I don't know if this is something new or if I've just started noticing it but the host makes this very obnoxious smacking noise and with my misophonia it's getting to where I can barely listen 🙁

 Aug 8, 2022

 Jun 28, 2022
informative. Funny.

Debbie Malloy
 Mar 31, 2022
Simply the best!

 Feb 22, 2022


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.

Episode Date
785: Through the Looking Glass
People trying to coax each other across the line, from one side to the other.
Nov 27, 2022
351: Return to Childhood
People who try to revisit their childhoods—what they find and what they do not find.
Nov 20, 2022
732: Secrets
Why we tell them, and what happens after we do.
Nov 13, 2022
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.
Nov 06, 2022
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.
Oct 30, 2022
782: Family Dig
Two people go on excavations of their families’ pasts. Including the first episode of the new podcast, “We Were Three,” hosted by our longtime producer, Nancy Updike, and from Serial Productions and The New York Times.
Oct 16, 2022
781: Watching the Watchers
People taking it upon themselves to keep an eye on those in charge.
Oct 09, 2022
780: Setting the Record Straight
Getting to the facts can be difficult, but it’s always the right thing to do. Except when it isn’t.
Oct 02, 2022
779: Ends of the Earth
An exploration of the very upper limits of what you do for someone you love.
Sep 18, 2022
778: Me Minus Me
When a fundamental part of yourself changes dramatically, are you still who you thought you were?
Aug 28, 2022
777: Name. Age. Detail.
Ten people were killed at a grocery store in Buffalo, NY. Their stories, as you’ve never heard them.
Aug 14, 2022