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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.
Saturday, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.on News Station
September 17, 2023
Friends and ex-friends finally talk about the one thing between them they've been avoiding.
Transcripts are available at thisamericanlife.org
September 10, 2023
One call to a very unusual hotline, and everything that followed.
September 3, 2023
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 27, 2023
The mysterious hold supers have on their buildings, or that their buildings have on them.
August 20, 2023
Legendary radio broadcaster Paul Harvey had a popular show called “The Rest of the Story.” Today on our show, we do just that. We hear from people who, whether they want to or not, find themselves face-to-face with the rest of their stories.
August 6, 2023
Nadia's family is split between Russia and Ukraine, which is pretty common. And when Russia invaded Ukraine, it didn’t just start fighting on the battlefield. It sparked family conflict, too. An intimate story of the war from writer Masha Gessen.
July 30, 2023
People on the verge of a big change, not wanting to let go. And the people who give them the final push.
July 16, 2023
Governor Ron DeSantis is running for president on the argument that he'll do for America what he's done for Florida. So what's it like in Florida?
July 2, 2023
At a Yale fertility clinic, dozens of women began their I.V.F. cycles full of expectation and hope. Then a surgical procedure caused them excruciating pain. In the hours that followed, some of the women called the clinic to report their pain — but most of the staff members who fielded the patients’ reports did not know the real reason for the pain, which was that a nurse at the clinic was stealing fentanyl and replacing it with saline. What happened at that clinic? What are the stories we tell about women's pain and what happens when we minimize or dismiss it?
The Retrievals, a new five-part series from Serial Productions, is hosted and reported by longtime This American Life producer and editor Susan Burton. We're excited to bring you the first episode today.
June 25, 2023
Humans encounter non-human intelligences of various kinds and try to make sense of them.