This American Life Show Feed
July 14, 2019
People go on missions to save young girls from danger. But sometimes they get so caught up in the mission that it overshadows the girl herself.
July 7, 2019
This country is crawling in presidential candidates right now and they're bumping into each other in Des Moines and yelling over each other in Miami. We hang out with them, in this weird early period of the election when they're easy to walk right up to.
June 30, 2019
It’s the late 1960s, and a California TV repairman named Bob sees an opportunity to help people cheat death with the new science of cryonics. But freezing dead people isn’t easy. And apologizing for the mistakes you make along the way? Even harder.
June 23, 2019
Stories about people who accidentally bump into unsettling facts of history in settings meant to teach them history. What they end up learning is very different from what they’re supposed to.
June 2, 2019
Adults telling kids who they are, and kids wondering — are they right?
May 19, 2019
What it's like to be momentarily big on the small screen.
May 12, 2019
Stories of people standing up for themselves, shaking off their fear, bracing themselves, and doing what they’ve been scared to do.
April 21, 2019
People figuring out how to move through a world in which something important has disappeared.
April 7, 2019
Stories of very small injustices and also one very big one.