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.
733: Warriors in the Garden
1:06:43This 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
1:08:02A boy who can’t dribble gets a coach, a new best friend, and something to believe in.
1:00:21Why we tell them, and what happens after we do.
731: What Lies Beneath
1:01:09Stories of people summoning up stuff that’s usually hidden down deep.
730: The Empty Chair
59:43Things 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.
729: Making the Cut
1:04:37There's always someone whose job it is to decide if you measure up.
728: Lights, Camera, Christmas!
1:00:15This holiday season, we bring you a show filled with stories of people going to great lengths to throw a special Christmas for their families.
727: Boulder v. Hill
1:07:13What the day-to-day business of saving the world looks like. We visit with one group of people who are trying to rescue us from something very large, and another group trying to rescue us from something very small.
1:00:28To commemorate our show’s 25th year, we have a program about people who were born the year our show went on the air.
725: Turkey in a Face Mask
1:05:28For Thanksgiving weekend, stories about food, and people who set out on very particular missions with food.