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.

549: Amateur Hour

This American Life

  • 2 months ago
  • 59:39

People put in positions they’re completely unqualified to handle, but who try to make it work anyway. Including one story of a tough group of soldiers who attempt to save lives through the power of show tunes.

676: Here’s Looking at You, Kid

This American Life

  • 3 months ago
  • 01:01:50

Adults telling kids who they are, and kids wondering — are they right?

734: The Campus Tour Has Been Cancelled

This American Life

  • 3 months ago
  • 01:01:23

We look at how the coronavirus pandemic is causing tectonic shifts in the college admissions process. Without the SATs, a majority of universities have gone test-optional. What will this mean for the future of higher education?

695: Everyone's a Critic

This American Life

  • 3 months ago
  • 01:01:34

People squirming in a world where everything is rated and reviewed.

733: Warriors in the Garden

This American Life

  • 3 months ago
  • 01:04:51

This week, three men who came together to protest the murder of George Floyd. They were unified, loud, and impressive, but over time these three friends end up in three very different places.

635: Chip in My Brain

This American Life

  • 4 months ago
  • 01:06:55

A boy who can’t dribble gets a coach, a new best friend, and something to believe in.