This American Life Show Feed
September 8, 2019
There's the thing you plan to do, and then there's the thing you end up doing. Most of us start off our lives with some Plan A, which we abandon...switching to a Plan B, which becomes our life.
September 1, 2019
Nine radio reporters. Two days. One rest stop on the New York State Thruway. Stories of people who are just passing through, and the ones who can’t leave, because this is where their jobs are.
August 25, 2019
What if someone told you about a type of therapy that could help you work through unhealed trauma in just ten sessions? Some people knock through it in two weeks. Jaime Lowe tried the therapy—and recorded it.
August 18, 2019
What happens when our most ingenious creations actually make it out into the world.
July 28, 2019
Words mean things, but some words are especially meaningful — whether in a survival manual, a song lyric, or a slur.
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 16, 2019
Stories of those unexpected moments when we see who we really are.
June 2, 2019
Adults telling kids who they are, and kids wondering — are they right?