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.
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.
Kids using perfectly logical arguments, and arriving at perfectly wrong conclusions.
People staring squarely at the truth, and still finding it hard to believe what they’re seeing.
A man finds himself thrust into a new world he didn’t necessarily ask to visit. He takes a look around.
Four personal stories from the war in Ukraine.
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.
People trying to jump in and solve other people's problems, putting themselves directly in the gap between the problem and the solution.
Three people, and one animal, who know the path their lives will take until, suddenly, they don’t.
The pandemic broke school. Can we ever go back?
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.