This American Life

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 s
673: Left Behind
Apr 21 • 65 min
People figuring out how to move through a world in which something important has disappeared.
589: Tell Me I’m Fat
Apr 14 • 69 min
The way people talk about being fat is shifting. With one-third of Americans classified as overweight, and another third as obese, and almost none of us losing weight and keeping it off, maybe it’s time to rethink the way we see being fat. A show inspired…
672: No Fair!
Apr 7 • 64 min
Stories of very small injustices and also one very big one.
671: Anything Can Be Anything
Mar 31 • 61 min
People connecting the dots that maybe should not be connected.
670: Beware the Jabberwock
Mar 17 • 69 min
Stories from the upside-down world where conspiracy theorists dwell.
669: Scrambling to Get Off the Ice
Mar 3 • 62 min
The Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee may have to fight to protect Mueller’s investigation and make his report public. Now that they’re in the majority, they have new tools they can use. Our producer Zoe Chace spent weeks behind the scenes with…
668: The Long Fuse
Feb 17 • 66 min
People tossing words out into the world impulsively. And how they ignite and burn. Over decades.
667: Wartime Radio
Feb 3 • 66 min
Intimate and personal dispatches from two very different battlefields: A small town in the Syrian war. And the U.S. opioid epidemic. Each came from a DIY radio outfit. (Okay, one’s a podcast.)
666: The Theme That Shall Not Be Named
Jan 20 • 64 min
Satan! In his many surprising manifestations, all around us.
665: Before Things Went to Hell
Jan 13 • 63 min
We revisit those moments of calm before the storm, when things could have gone very differently, but instead, they went to hell.