This American Life

Built around the innovative vision of Ira Glass, this program documents and describes contemporary America. Using radio monologues, mini-documentaries, “found tape,” and unusual music, it is radio storytelling at its best.

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LATEST SHOW | Saturday, January 31, 2015

Burroughs 101

This American Life host Ira Glass was never into William Burroughs. Didn't get why people love his writing so much. Then he heard this radio story that changed all that, partly because it wasn't very reverential about Burroughs.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Reunited (And It Feels So Good)

Stories about getting back together with your spouse, your country, your...Brahman bull. And how it never goes the way you think it's going to.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

This American Life: Batman

Can other people's expectations of you alter what you can do physically?

Saturday, December 27, 2014

This American Life: Wake Up Now

As New Year’s approaches and people are contemplating things they want to change about themselves, we have stories of people trying to wake themselves up, shake up their own lives, or wake up others.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Wait - Do You Have The Map?

Stories about people feeling lost and trying to figure out how to move ahead: two brothers take a doomed road trip through through Mexico and a couple from radically different backgrounds draw up a contract for their unlikely romance.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Regrets, I've Had A Few

Every day we make mistakes, and most of the time we just ignore these failings and move forward. But every so often, there is one that makes us pause and take notice.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

This American Life: A Front

Stories about people and places that are fronting in order to hide the truth. We visit a bizarre store in Milwaukee called Fearless Distributing, government checkpoints scattered on highways out west, and a badass grandma in Malaysia.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

This American Life: 129 Cars

We spend a month at a Jeep dealership on Long Islandas they try to make their monthly sales goal: 129 cars. If they make it, they'll get a huge bonus from the manufacturer, possibly as high as $85,000 — enough to put them in the black for the month.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

This American Life: The Leap

This week, stories of people who leap from their lives, their comfort zones…even through time.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

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This American Life: My Pen Pal

Stories of very unusual pen pals, people whose relationship could not exist without the help of the postal service. 12 p.m. Thursday on the News Station.