This American Life

This American Life

By This American Life

This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.


748: The End of the World as We Know It

What happens when one family goes all in on fighting climate change.


747: Suitable for Children

Who thought that would be good for a kid?


746: This Is Just Some Songs

We made you a mixtape. Don't make a big deal out of it or anything.


745: Getting Out

People trying to escape all kinds of seemingly impossible situations.


744: Essential

The pandemic forced jobs to change, but then the workers changed, too.

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