This American Life Show Feed
April 11, 2021
Stories about the power of blood, and how the strong feelings it evokes push us to act in sometimes unexpected ways.
April 4, 2021
People put in 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.
March 28, 2021
Adults telling kids who they are, and kids wondering — are they right?
March 21, 2021
How the pandemic has thrown college admissions process into a kind of slow-motion chaos. One of the biggest changes: most colleges have stopped requiring the SAT. For decades, there’s been a debate over whether schools should drop the test. What’s it mean that it finally happened?
March 7, 2021
This week, three men who came together to protest the murder of George Floyd. They were unified, loud, and impressive, but over time these three friends end up in three very different places.
February 21, 2021
Why we tell them, and what happens after we do.
February 14, 2021
Stories of people summoning up stuff that’s usually hidden down deep.
January 24, 2021
Things we’ve lost in the past year — since the first American coronavirus case — that we haven’t talked about so much. Gossip. The chance to make new friends. And much larger stuff.
January 10, 2021
There's always someone whose job it is to decide if you measure up.