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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

759: A Couple Walks Into a House

Rob and Reyna Mathis make an unsettling discovery in the home of a local police officer. Soon, their whole city is asking questions about who the officer really is and what he's been doing. ... Read more

23 Jan 2022

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:18

23 Jan 2022


#9

492: Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde

A doctor named Benjamin Gilmer gets a job at a rural clinic in North Carolina. He’s replaced another doctor named Gilmer – Dr. Vince Gilmer – who went to prison after killing his own father. But the more Benjamin’s patients tell him about the other Dr. Gilmer, the more confused he becomes. Everyone loved Vince Gilmer. So Benjamin starts digging around, trying to understand how a good man can seemingly turn bad. Sarah Koenig reports. ... Read more

16 Jan 2022

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:26

16 Jan 2022


#8

758: Talking While Black

Think back to two summers ago, the summer of 2020, when a series of violent, highly-publicized killings of Black Americans sparked outrage and a national movement to eradicate racism and its evils. That movement gave way to a newer, reactionary one, a backlash that is playing out in schools and school board meetings across America. Host Emanuele Berry shares stories about Black people who got tangled up in this current backlash in both extreme and very personal ways. ... Read more

09 Jan 2022

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:01

09 Jan 2022


#7

757: The Ghost in the Machine

People use machines to find people they lost. ... Read more

02 Jan 2022

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:02

02 Jan 2022


#6

756: But I Did Everything Right

People earnestly doing what they're told, and absolutely not getting what they were promised. ... Read more

12 Dec 2021

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:36

12 Dec 2021


#5

755: The Convert

In 2006, a new convert showed up at a mosque in Orange County, California. Known as Farouk al-Aziz, the convert was actually an FBI informant named Craig Monteilh. That informant’s infiltration of the mosque is at the heart of FBI v Fazaga, a case heard at the Supreme Court last month. We return to our episode from 2012, which tells the story behind it. ... Read more

05 Dec 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:42

05 Dec 2021


#4

754: Spark Bird

This bird-focused week, stories about birds and the hearts they sway, the havoc they wreak, the lives they change. ... Read more

28 Nov 2021

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:12

28 Nov 2021


#3

753: What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Communicate

Getting the point across — or trying to, anyway. ... Read more

14 Nov 2021

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:42

14 Nov 2021


#2

752: An Invitation to Tea

A man who was imprisoned for 14 years in Guantanamo Bay, without charges, gets out and issues an invitation to all the people who kept him there. Amazingly, three of them agree to talk. ... Read more

31 Oct 2021

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:01

31 Oct 2021


#1

751: Audience of One

In a world where a virus spreads across the country and most people are not going to movie theaters, we bring the movies to you. ... Read more

24 Oct 2021

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:44

24 Oct 2021