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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

790: You're It

Sometimes you raise your hand. Other times you’re just the only one left. ... Read more

29 Jan 2023

59 MINS

59:50

29 Jan 2023


#9

789: The Runaround

People being dodged, delayed, and evaded—and what they do to put an end to it. ... Read more

22 Jan 2023

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:02

22 Jan 2023


#8

174: Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Milestones

They mean something, whether we want them to or not. ... Read more

15 Jan 2023

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:00

15 Jan 2023


#7

788: Half-Baked Stories About My Dead Mom

Writer Etgar Keret tries to come up with the stories that capture his late mother, Orna Keret—but it’s hard, he says, because she’s like Maria in West Side Story and she’s also like Thanos from the Avengers. He ends up with a series of very short stories — most just a few paragraphs long — that give glimpses of different sides of her. These written stories are interspersed with off-the-cuff stories he tells host Ira Glass. ... Read more

08 Jan 2023

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:51

08 Jan 2023


#6

787: Baby's First Christmas

People experiencing Christmas in brand new ways, giving the holiday even more meaning. ... Read more

25 Dec 2022

58 MINS

58:58

25 Dec 2022


#5

786: It's a Game Show!

Something we’ve never done before: true stories told in the form of a game show. ... Read more

04 Dec 2022

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:10

04 Dec 2022


#4

785: Through the Looking Glass

People trying to coax each other across the line, from one side to the other. ... Read more

27 Nov 2022

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:45

27 Nov 2022


#3

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. ... Read more

06 Nov 2022

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:55

06 Nov 2022


#2

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. ... Read more

30 Oct 2022

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:59

30 Oct 2022


#1

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. ... Read more

16 Oct 2022

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:40

16 Oct 2022