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.


01/24/21

730: The Empty Chair

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.

01/17/21

694: Get Back to Where You Once Belonged

People looking everywhere to find a place—any place—where, for once, they don't have to be the odd man out.

01/10/21

729: Making the Cut

There's always someone whose job it is to decide if you measure up.

01/03/21

692: The Show of Delights

In these dark, combative times, we attempt the most radical counterprogramming we could imagine: a show made up entirely of stories about delight.

12/27/20

728: Lights, Camera, Christmas!

This holiday season, we bring you a show filled with stories of people going to great lengths to throw a special Christmas for their families.

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