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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 stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.

Latest Episodes:

  • 785: Through the Looking Glass
    People trying to coax each other across the line, from one side to the other. Courtesy Jeopardy Productions, Inc. Note: The internet version of this episode... Read more
    Published on: 2022-11-27
  • 351: Return to Childhood
    People who try to revisit their childhoods—what they find and what they do not find. Host Ira Glass talks with Kayla Hernandez, a seventh-grader who... Read more
    Published on: 2022-11-20
  • 784: Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map
    Not long ago, Republicans in Ohio passed a constitutional amendment to end gerrymandering in the state. And then a funny thing happened. The same Ohio... Read more
    Published on: 2022-11-06
  • 783: Kids These Days
    We hear from kids who are dealing with some of the country’s most contentious debates. Debates that are supposedly about them. Keith Negley Note: The... Read more
    Published on: 2022-10-30
  • 782: Family Dig
    Two people go on excavations of their families’ pasts. Including the first episode of the new podcast, “We Were Three,” hosted by our longtime producer,... Read more
    Published on: 2022-10-16

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