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

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SAT 12pm-1pm, 9pm-10pm

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

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

773: The Longest Distance Between Two Points

Getting from A to B via Z.

672: No Fair!

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

772: The Kids' Table

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

771: The Parents Step In

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.

770: My Lying Eyes

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

769: The Reluctant Explorer

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

768: The Other Front Lines

Four personal stories from the war in Ukraine.