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
1 hr 5 min

654: The Feather Heist

A flute player breaks into a British museum and makes off with a million dollars worth of dead birds.
1 hr 6 min

691: Gardens of Branching Paths

Stories of other universes that are just like our own, but with one small difference.
1 hr 6 min

667: Wartime Radio

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.)
59 min

690: Too Close to Home

For the holidays, stories of families finally addressing the thorny thing they’ve never really talked about.
59 min

689: Digging Up the Bones

There's a lot that can be gained from unearthing the past -- learning about oneself, learning about others. But, it doesn't always go how you'd expect.
1 hr 7 min

688: The Out Crowd

Reports from the frontlines of the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy. We hear from asylum seekers waiting across the border in Mexico, in a makeshift refugee camp,  and from the officers who sent them there to wait in the first place.
1 hr 1 min

687: Small Things Considered

Stories about being little. Secret writings in tiny letters. The power of a very small number. And a medication that's supposed to cure shortness.
1 hr 14 min

686: Umbrellas Up

For over 100 days now, protesters in Hong Kong have taken to the streets every weekend. What it’s like to live through that.
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