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 8 min

635: Chip in My Brain

A boy who can’t dribble gets a coach, a new best friend, and something to believe in.
1 hr 

732: Secrets

Why we tell them, and what happens after we do.
1 hr 1 min

731: What Lies Beneath

Stories of people summoning up stuff that’s usually hidden down deep.
1 hr 9 min

670: Beware the Jabberwock

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

730: The Empty Chair

Things we’ve lost in the past year — since the first American coronavirus case — that we haven’t talked about so much. Gossip. The chance to make new friends. And much larger stuff.
1 hr 4 min

729: Making the Cut

There's always someone whose job it is to decide if you measure up.
1 hr 

728: Lights, Camera, Christmas!

This holiday season, we bring you a show filled with stories of people going to great lengths to throw a special Christmas for their families.
1 hr 7 min

727: Boulder v. Hill

What the day-to-day business of saving the world looks like. We visit with one group of people who are trying to rescue us from something very large, and another group trying to rescue us from something very small.