This American Life Show Feed
September 22, 2019
Two people, sitting down over a beer, hashing out their differences and understanding where the other guy is coming from. Hard to imagine these days, right? It's so rare right now that someone is curious enough to actually see the other person's point of view. This week on the show, beer summits. Including going behind the scenes of the most famous one ever.
September 15, 2019
Stories of people breaking the rules fully, completely and with no bad consequences. Some justify this by saying they’re doing it for others, or for a greater good. Some really don’t care. And, unlike the mealy weaklings you usually hear on this program: None of these wrongdoers seem regretful about what they’ve done in the slightest.
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.
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?