This American Life

by 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.


Latest Episodes

654: The Feather Heist

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

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Posted on 12 August 2018 | 10:00 pm

653: Crime Scene

Every crime scene hides a story. In this week's show, we hear about crime scenes and the stories they tell.

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Posted on 5 August 2018 | 10:00 pm

619: The Magic Show

Just a few years before he got the internship at NPR that started him in radio, our host Ira Glass had another career. He performed magic at children's birthday parties. A powerful sense of embarrassment has prevented him from ever doing an episode on the subject, but when he learned that producer David Kestenbaum was also a kid conjurer, they decided to dive in together.

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Posted on 29 July 2018 | 10:00 pm

652: ICE Capades

Dispatches from a government agency in its tumultuous teenage years. 

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Posted on 22 July 2018 | 10:00 pm