This American Life

10 EpisodesProduced by 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… read more

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673: Left Behind

April 21st, 2019

1:05:46

People figuring out how to move through a world in which something important has disappeared.

589: Tell Me I’m Fat

April 14th, 2019

1:09:10

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 …

672: No Fair!

April 7th, 2019

1:04:12

Stories of very small injustices and also one very big one.

671: Anything Can Be Anything

March 31st, 2019

1:01:20

People connecting the dots that maybe should not be connected.

670: Beware the Jabberwock

March 17th, 2019

1:09:28

Stories from the upside-down world where conspiracy theorists dwell.

669: Scrambling to Get Off the Ice

March 3rd, 2019

1:02:37

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 …

668: The Long Fuse

February 17th, 2019

1:06:05

People tossing words out into the world impulsively. And how they ignite and burn. Over decades.

667: Wartime Radio

February 3rd, 2019

1:06:54

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

January 20th, 2019

1:04:56

Satan! In his many surprising manifestations, all around us.

665: Before Things Went to Hell

January 13th, 2019

1:03:30

We revisit those moments of calm before the storm, when things could have gone very differently, but instead, they went to hell.

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