This American Life

By This American Life

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Subscribers: 48053
Reviews: 61

 Apr 5, 2020

Has some gems
 Feb 16, 2020
Used to be amazing but seems to have lost its edge. Sometimes it can have a really great episode. More often is just parochial fluff

 Jan 20, 2020

 Dec 2, 2019

 Nov 26, 2019
I come back season after season


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
699: Fiasco!
Stories of when things go wrong. Really wrong. When you leave the normal realm of human error, fumble, mishap, and mistake and enter the territory of really huge breakdowns. Fiascos. Things go so awry that normal social order collapses.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 05, 2020
698: The Test
The coronavirus has now fully arrived in the United States. This week, stories of people trying to rise to that challenge, in some pretty extreme situations.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 29, 2020
697: Alone Together
This week, as the staff creates the episode from their apartments and houses, with our host in quarantine, in this moment when everyone’s reaching out to the people they love, we put together a collection of family stories, with some timely stuff at the top.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 22, 2020
696: Low Hum of Menace
Things do not seem fine at all, but it’s hard to say why.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 15, 2020
695: Everyone's a Critic
People squirming in a world where everything is rated and reviewed.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 01, 2020
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.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 16, 2020
693: Abdi the American
We return to our story about Abdi Nor from 2015, with some big news about his life today. When we first broadcast the story, Abdi was a Somali refugee living in Kenya desperately trying – against long odds – to get to the United States. Then he got the luckiest break of his life: he won a lottery that puts him on a short list for a U.S. visa. But before he could cash in his golden ticket, the police started raiding his neighborhood, targeting refugees.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 09, 2020
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.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 02, 2020
691: Gardens of Branching Paths
Stories of other universes that are just like our own, but with one small difference.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 12, 2020
690: Too Close to Home
For the holidays, stories of families finally addressing the thorny thing they’ve never really talked about.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 29, 2019