This American Life Show Feed
August 18, 2019
What happens when our most ingenious creations actually make it out into the world.
August 11, 2019
Stories of people held captive — by criminals, by paperwork, and in one man's case, his own body — and the ways they try to cope.
August 4, 2019
Exactly how incompetent you are. What your ex’s best friend really thinks of you. The approximate time that you will die. Some things in life are better not to know about. And sometimes there can be a benefit to not knowing. In this episode — examples of ignorance truly being bliss, or even being an asset.
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?
May 19, 2019
What it's like to be momentarily big on the small screen.