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.

Airs on:
SAT 12pm-1pm, 9pm-10pm
1 hr 4 min

748: The End of the World as We Know It

What happens when one family goes all in on fighting climate change.
1 hr 

747: Suitable for Children

Who thought that would be good for a kid?
1 hr 3 min

746: This Is Just Some Songs

We made you a mixtape. Don't make a big deal out of it or anything.
1 hr 2 min

745: Getting Out

People trying to escape all kinds of seemingly impossible situations.
1 hr 9 min

744: Essential

The pandemic forced jobs to change, but then the workers changed, too.
59 min

743: Don't You Be My Neighbor

Bad neighbors. What can you do about them?
1 hr 

742: The Thing I'm Getting Over

What’s recovery mean, anyway?
1 hr 

741: The Weight of Words

Words mean things, but some words are especially meaningful.