This American Life

By This American Life

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I can't do it anymore American Life. your stories are well done and extremely touching but they're always so sad and I find after listening to them at the end of the podcast the rest of my day is kind of bummed out. so it's not you it's me but I can't do it anymore thank you for all the episodes you've done you do great work


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.

Episode Date
732: Secrets
Why we tell them, and what happens after we do.
Feb 21, 2021
731: What Lies Beneath
Stories of people summoning up stuff that’s usually hidden down deep.
Feb 14, 2021
670: Beware the Jabberwock
Stories from the upside-down world where conspiracy theorists dwell.
Feb 07, 2021
489: No Coincidence, No Story!
We asked listeners to send us their best coincidence stories, and we got more than 1,300 submissions! There were so many good ones we decided to make a whole show about them. From a chance encounter at a bus station to a romantic dollar bill to a baffling apparition in a college shower stall. 
Jan 31, 2021
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.
Jan 24, 2021
729: Making the Cut
There's always someone whose job it is to decide if you measure up.
Jan 10, 2021
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.
Dec 27, 2020
727: Boulder v. Hill
What 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.
Dec 20, 2020
726: Twenty-Five
To commemorate our show’s 25th year, we have a program about people who were born the year our show went on the air.
Dec 13, 2020
725: Turkey in a Face Mask
For Thanksgiving weekend, stories about food, and people who set out on very particular missions with food. 
Nov 29, 2020