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, March 21, 2015

Good Guys 2015

Yes fellas, lots of you think of yourselves as good guys. But what does it really take to be a good guy? We have stories of valiant men attempting to do good in challenging and not-so-challenging circumstances.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Three Miles

There’s a program that brings together kids from two schools. One school is public and in the country’s poorest congressional district. The other is private and costs $43,000/year. They are three miles apart.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Amateur Hour

This week, stories of people who are put into positions they’re completely unqualified to handle … but who try to make it work anyway. Including one story of a tough group of soldiers who attempt to save lives through the power of show tunes.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Except For That One Thing

Mike Anderson was 36 years old, married, a suburban father of four. He owned a contracting business and built his family’s modest, three-bedroom house in St. Louis from the ground up.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Cops See It Differently, Part Two

Our second hour of stories about cops and race. We hear the story of Earl Sampson, who was harassed by police to the point of absurdity, and the convenience store owner who protected him.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Cops See It Differently, Part One

There are so many cops who look at the killing of Eric Garner or Mike Brown and say race didn't play a factor. And there are tons of black people who say that's insane.

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.