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.

Noon and 6 p.m. Saturday
rebroadcast at Noon Thursday.
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Upcoming Shows

Jul 18  This American Life: 500 Shows!

The show presents its 500th episode today, which is a celebration of the best of the best of the best, as chosen by the staff. Listen at 12 pm Thursday on the News Station.

Mar 14  This American Life: No Place Like Home

There are a lot of ways we define where we're from. And whether we're proud of it, or ashamed of it, love it, hate it, miss it or are trying desperately to get back to it — where we're from is always a big part of who we are.

Mar 22  This American Life: Animal Sacrifice

What animals sacrifice for us, and what we sacrifice for them. Including a story from Susan Orlean about dogs in World War II, and the This American Life staff confronts Ira about his dog, Piney. 12pm & 6pm Sat., and 12pm Thur. on the News Station.
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