This American Life

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.... Show More

Episodes

February 28, 2021 68 min
A boy who can’t dribble gets a coach, a new best friend, and something to believe in.
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February 21, 2021 60 min
Why we tell them, and what happens after we do.
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February 14, 2021 61 min
Stories of people summoning up stuff that’s usually hidden down deep.
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February 7, 2021 69 min
Stories from the upside-down world where conspiracy theorists dwell.
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January 24, 2021 59 min
Things we’ve lost in the past year — since the first American coronavirus case — that we haven’t talked about so much. Gossip. The chance to make new friends. And much larger stuff.
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January 10, 2021 64 min
There's always someone whose job it is to decide if you measure up.
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December 27, 2020 60 min
This holiday season, we bring you a show filled with stories of people going to great lengths to throw a special Christmas for their families.
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December 20, 2020 67 min
What the day-to-day business of saving the world looks like. We visit with one group of people who are trying to rescue us from something very large, and another group trying to rescue us from something very small.
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December 13, 2020 60 min
To commemorate our show’s 25th year, we have a program about people who were born the year our show went on the air.
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November 29, 2020 65 min
For Thanksgiving weekend, stories about food, and people who set out on very particular missions with food. 
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