This American Life Show Feed
June 17, 2018
A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American. Abdi is a Somali refugee living in Kenya and gets the luckiest break of his life: he wins a lottery that puts him on a short list for a U.S. visa. This is his ticket out. But before he can cash in his golden ticket, the police start raiding his neighborhood, targeting refugees. Abdi has a memoir out on Tuesday called "Call Me American." He's also going on a short book tour.
June 10, 2018
Stories about people trying to learn something when no one is clear what the lesson is supposed to be.
June 3, 2018
Stories of people starting over, sometimes because they want to, other times because they have to.