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.

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August 7, 2022 59 min
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.
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Stories of people racing against time to solve a problem. Will they make it? 
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July 24, 2022 59 min
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.
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July 17, 2022 63 min
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.
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July 10, 2022 60 min
An investigation into a very basic question about people: Are most of us bad or good?
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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.
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Getting from A to B via Z.
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June 5, 2022 62 min
Kids navigating hairy situations all on their own, with no help from grown-ups.
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May 29, 2022 63 min
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.
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May 8, 2022 66 min
People staring squarely at the truth, and still finding it hard to believe what they’re seeing.
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