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This American Life

Chicago Public Media

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.

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.

Location:

Chicago, IL

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

774: The Pink House at the Center of the World

7/3/2022
The Supreme Court case that overturned Roe v. Wade began with a lawsuit filed by a Mississippi abortion clinic. On the day Roe was overturned, we were there. Stories from the center of this moment of history, the day it happened.

Duration:01:09:59

583: It’ll Make Sense When You’re Older

6/26/2022
Kids do not like being told it’ll make sense when they’re older. They’re pretty sure the grown-ups are wrong.

Duration:00:58:24

773: The Longest Distance Between Two Points

6/19/2022
Getting from A to B via Z.

Duration:01:04:29

672: No Fair!

6/12/2022
Stories of very small injustices and also one very big one.

Duration:01:03:59

772: The Kids' Table

6/5/2022
Kids navigating hairy situations all on their own, with no help from grown-ups.

Duration:01:01:49

771: The Parents Step In

5/29/2022
Government isn’t doing much to prevent school shootings. So parents are jumping in: parents whose kids have died in mass shootings, in the wake of each shooting. They take practical, effective action — and they get results.

Duration:01:02:52

638: Rom-Com

5/22/2022
The one thing you know for sure when you're watching a romantic comedy is that it's going to turn out okay in the end. When you're living one? Not so much. This week, stories that unfold like rom-coms.

Duration:01:00:55

605: Kid Logic

5/15/2022
Kids using perfectly logical arguments, and arriving at perfectly wrong conclusions.

Duration:00:58:43

770: My Lying Eyes

5/8/2022
People staring squarely at the truth, and still finding it hard to believe what they’re seeing.

Duration:01:05:44

769: The Reluctant Explorer

5/1/2022
A man finds himself thrust into a new world he didn’t necessarily ask to visit. He takes a look around.

Duration:00:58:42

768: The Other Front Lines

4/24/2022
Four personal stories from the war in Ukraine.

Duration:01:02:54

360: Switched at Birth

4/17/2022
On a summer day in 1951, two baby girls were born in a hospital in small-town Wisconsin. The infants were accidentally switched, and went home with the wrong families.

Duration:00:58:31

767: Do Not Go Gentle

4/10/2022
In this moment when autocrats and almost-autocrats are getting bolder and more powerful, we bring you two stories of resistance, from Hungary and Russia.

Duration:01:02:59

766: Well Someone Had to Do SOMETHING!

4/3/2022
People trying to jump in and solve other people's problems, putting themselves directly in the gap between the problem and the solution.

Duration:00:59:48

523: Death and Taxes

3/27/2022
It is a peculiar feeling to know with certainty that something big is about to happen to you. This week, we watch people go right up to the edge of inevitable change.

Duration:01:01:10

765: Off Course

3/20/2022
Three people, and one animal, who know the path their lives will take until, suddenly, they don’t.

Duration:01:07:13

764: School's Out Forever

3/13/2022
The pandemic broke school. Can we ever go back?

Duration:01:08:17

175: Babysitting

3/6/2022
What goes on while mom and dad are away, that mom and dad never find out about. Including the story of two teenagers who decide to invent children to babysit, as an excuse to get out of their own house.

Duration:01:00:50

763: The Other Mr. President

2/27/2022
Stories about Vladimir Putin. Did he come to power in 1999 by killing hundreds of innocent Russians? How’s he really seen in his home country? This show is a mix of old and new stories we’ve done about him.

Duration:01:12:28

466: Blackjack

2/20/2022
The casino game everyone thinks they can beat.

Duration:01:04:31