This American Life Show Feed
November 17, 2019
Reports from the frontlines of the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy. We hear from asylum seekers waiting across the border in Mexico, in a makeshift refugee camp, and from the officers who sent them there to wait in the first place.
November 10, 2019
Stories about being little. Secret writings in tiny letters. The power of a very small number. And a medication that's supposed to cure shortness.
November 3, 2019
Stories of people who are lost, histories that are lost, and things that are lost. This show was recorded onstage in front of audiences on a five-city tour in May 2003. The cities: Boston, Washington DC, Portland Oregon, Denver and Chicago. Featuring house band OK Go.
October 27, 2019
For the week leading up to Halloween, scary stories that are all true. Kidnappings, zombie raccoons, haunted houses—real haunted houses!—and things that go "EEEEK!!!" in the night. Plus, a story by David Sedaris, in which he walks among the dead.
September 29, 2019
Stories of people who decide the only way forward — for real change — is to burn everything to the ground.
September 22, 2019
Two people, sitting down over a beer, hashing out their differences and understanding where the other guy is coming from. Hard to imagine these days, right? It's so rare right now that someone is curious enough to actually see the other person's point of view. This week on the show, beer summits. Including going behind the scenes of the most famous one ever.
August 25, 2019
What if someone told you about a type of therapy that could help you work through unhealed trauma in just ten sessions? Some people knock through it in two weeks. Jaime Lowe tried the therapy—and recorded it.
August 18, 2019
What happens when our most ingenious creations actually make it out into the world.
July 28, 2019
Words mean things, but some words are especially meaningful — whether in a survival manual, a song lyric, or a slur.