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This American Life podcast

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.

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.

 

#10

625: Essay B

In 1967, the first two Black students were enrolled at an all-white private boarding school in Virginia. The main reason they were there? To benefit the white kids. ... Read more

07 Aug 2022

59 MINS

59:57

07 Aug 2022


#9

776: I Work Better on Deadline

Stories of people racing against time to solve a problem. Will they make it? ... Read more

31 Jul 2022

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:28

31 Jul 2022


#8

109: Notes on Camp

People who love summer camp say that non-camp people simply don't understand what's so amazing about it. We attempt to bridge this gap of misunderstanding between camp people and non-camp people. ... Read more

24 Jul 2022

59 MINS

59:37

24 Jul 2022


#7

400: Stories Pitched by Our Parents

We try something harder than anything we've ever tried before, by taking the random ideas that members of our own families have told us would be "perfect for the show," and turning them into actual stories. ... Read more

17 Jul 2022

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:44

17 Jul 2022


#6

775: The Possum Experiment

An investigation into a very basic question about people: Are most of us bad or good? ... Read more

10 Jul 2022

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:01

10 Jul 2022


#5

774: The Pink House at the Center of the World

The Supreme Court case that overturned Roe v. Wade began with a lawsuit filed by a Mississippi abortion clinic. On the day Roe was overturned, we were there. Stories from the center of this moment of history, the day it happened. ... Read more

03 Jul 2022

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:57

03 Jul 2022


#4

773: The Longest Distance Between Two Points

Getting from A to B via Z. ... Read more

19 Jun 2022

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:35

19 Jun 2022


#3

772: The Kids' Table

Kids navigating hairy situations all on their own, with no help from grown-ups. ... Read more

05 Jun 2022

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:13

05 Jun 2022


#2

771: The Parents Step In

Government isn’t doing much to prevent school shootings. So parents are jumping in: parents whose kids have died in mass shootings, in the wake of each shooting. They take practical, effective action — and they get results. ... Read more

29 May 2022

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:46

29 May 2022


#1

770: My Lying Eyes

People staring squarely at the truth, and still finding it hard to believe what they’re seeing. ... Read more

08 May 2022

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:30

08 May 2022