This American Life

Oct 25 2020 63 mins 2.4M

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.

4.8 • 25 Ratings

ForkInRoad Oct 07 2020
Love this podcast Sometimes you forget what true journalism is until you listen to This American Life. There is a reason people leave this show and launch successful series like Serial. Well put together, and clear on what you expect if you're either not into the political stories or more light hearted collection of stories.

Bauble Oct 05 2020
5 stars

Snaphanen Aug 31 2020
I find that the episodes are so different that not all of them are in my liking. Naturally. Those that deal with everyday themes of normal people getting through life I appreciate very much. The ones where it gets all political... Well they are just not for me.

lil'sebastian Aug 23 2020
The one and only

bma449 Aug 17 2020
The og

moshie217 Aug 10 2020
Thoughtful analysis

Ming3r Jul 24 2020
Love the series.

greenteapotqueen Jul 18 2020
Quality content

Stable Genius Jul 15 2020
Classic Podcast.

ybliu Jul 13 2020
really?... didn't feel naive at all?

lwood the great Jul 07 2020
Cream of the crop! American Life at its best..

Mercie P. Chesll Jul 04 2020's like audio documentaries on really engaging topics. A bit longer than we other podcast formats though. Think 1 - 1.5 hours instead of 20-30 minutes

Jackie Jun 27 2020
Love it, not all episodes speak to me , but some changed the way I look at things forever, e.g. Tell me I am fat!!!! Give it a try.

Kitajima1 Jun 23 2020

vkm39 Jun 19 2020
Absolutely fabulous thought provoking podcast

julienlesaux Jun 03 2020
Absolutely deserving a pulitzer.

drchunk May 31 2020
The original storytelling podcast

ChrysBemm May 31 2020
Over 20 years of life-enriching shows from Ira Glass and many amazing contributors. Every show is a gem in itself. Congratulations on the first non-print Pulitzer! No one deserves it more than this team of writers and presenters.

1q3er5 May 19 2020
gud podcast show

Crimson Legacy May 03 2020
The first podcast I suggest to everyone to try. Very down-to-earth stories. Lately, there have been too many episodes that are "re-broadcasts". At times there seemed to be too many stories where they have had too much of a political message, but it's gotten better lately.

Torterolli May 01 2020
The Best. Just that.

Ashley Apr 22 2020
I get super excited every time I see a new episode. Heartfelt, funny slice of Americana that I'll never stop listening to!

sullivar Apr 14 2020
The granddaddy of all podcasts. Probably the first one on most people's "must listen" list

johathom Apr 01 2020
First! The best podcast if you're just starting out in the medium. Ira Glass is the Godfather of Podcasting

Biff Apr 06 2020
Always interesting.