Transcripts (47)

635: Chip in My Brain

This American Life

  • about 2 months ago
  • 01:06:55

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

577: Something Only I Can See

This American Life

  • 8 months ago
  • 01:02:00

When you’re the only one who can see something, sometimes it feels like you’re in on a special secret. The hard part is getting anyone to believe your secret is real. This week, people trying to show others what they see—including a woman with muscular dystrophy who believes she has the same condition as an Olympic athlete.

713: Made to Be Broken

This American Life

  • 9 months ago
  • 01:01:47

From the moment we wake up in the morning there are a trillion rules — big and little — governing our lives. But sometimes, we encounter one we just can't abide by. In a pitched moment of rule-questioning, a show about rules and the people who break them. 

712: Nice White Parents

This American Life

  • 9 months ago
  • 01:04:15

Years ago, producer Chana Joffe-Walt started reporting on one school in New York. She thought the story was about segregation and inequality in public schools. But the more she looked into it, the more she realized she was witnessing something else. She was seeing the inordinate power of white parents at this school. This is the first episode of Chana’s new mini-series: Nice White Parents. 

715: Long-Awaited Asteroid Finally Hits Earth

This American Life

  • 8 months ago
  • 01:08:20

Teachers, students and parents around the country have been bracing themselves all spring and summer long for the start of this unprecedented school year. This week, it's here.