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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

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. ![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/kuV42pdzS-M) ... Read more

18 Jul 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:42

18 Jul 2021


#9

741: The Weight of Words

Words mean things, but some words are especially meaningful.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/cZ-XLN-pIOE) ... Read more

11 Jul 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:45

11 Jul 2021


#8

740: There. I Fixed It.

Solving problems using very extreme measures.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/TueOrZOsF1s) ... Read more

04 Jul 2021

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:03

04 Jul 2021


#7

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.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/6dmbEbYdLrw) ... Read more

27 Jun 2021

59 MINS

59:49

27 Jun 2021


#6

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.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/4r5vCiVEKLg) ... Read more

13 Jun 2021

59 MINS

59:53

13 Jun 2021


#5

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.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/Pd8LTiCrrE0) ... Read more

30 May 2021

59 MINS

59:20

30 May 2021


#4

737: The Daily

An ode to life's daily practices, and what you learn from doing a thing every single day.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/yWTBpRcvOVg) ... Read more

16 May 2021

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:20

16 May 2021


#3

736: The Herd

What happens when your own community suddenly turns on you?![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/kgG2OnHdt0w) ... Read more

25 Apr 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:48

25 Apr 2021


#2

735: Bloody Feelings

Stories about the power of blood.![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/knUhYG6aYrY) ... Read more

11 Apr 2021

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:10

11 Apr 2021


#1

734: The Campus Tour Has Been Cancelled

How the pandemic has thrown college admissions process into a kind of slow-motion chaos. One of the biggest changes: most colleges have stopped requiring the SAT. For decades, there’s been a debate over whether schools should drop the test. What’s it mean that it finally happened?![image] (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/talpodcast/~4/wUJ0USUNisM) ... Read more

21 Mar 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:10

21 Mar 2021