This American Life

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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.


  • 705: Time Out

    705: Time Out

    24/05/2020 Duración: 01h04min

    While sports of all kinds have been put on pause, we bring you favorite stories from back when people were still on football fields, boxing rings, and basketball courts.

  • 704: Our Pulitzer-Winning Episode

    704: Our Pulitzer-Winning Episode

    17/05/2020 Duración: 01h08min

    Last week, our episode "The Out Crowd" won the very first Pulitzer Prize ever awarded to a radio show. This is the episode that won, with some updates on the stories. Hear what the Trump administration’s "Remain in Mexico" policy actually means, on the ground, at the Mexican border.

  • 703: Stuck!

    703: Stuck!

    10/05/2020 Duración: 01h16s

    During a time when a lot of us feel like we are living in a holding pattern, stories of people feeling stuck.

  • 186: Prom

    186: Prom

    03/05/2020 Duración: 59min

    While the seniors danced at Prom Night 2001 in Hoisington, Kansas—a town of about 3,000—a tornado hit the town, destroying about a third of it. When they emerged from the dance, they discovered what had happened, and in the weeks that followed, they tried to explain to themselves why the tornado hit where it did. Plus other stories that happen on Prom Night.

  • 702: One Last Thing Before I Go

    702: One Last Thing Before I Go

    26/04/2020 Duración: 01h04min

    Words can seem so puny and ineffective sometimes. On this show, we have stories in which ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to their loved ones, using a combination of small talk and not-so-small talk.

  • 701: Black Box

    701: Black Box

    19/04/2020 Duración: 01h03min

    Desperate to know what happened to his family, a man obsessively decodes the only information about them he can get. That, and other stories of people looking into the void for answers.

  • 700: Embiggening

    700: Embiggening

    12/04/2020 Duración: 01h04min

    Sometimes a sketch of a thing needs filling in for its true significance to be known.

  • 699: Fiasco!

    699: Fiasco!

    05/04/2020 Duración: 01h23s

    Stories of when things go wrong. Really wrong. When you leave the normal realm of human error, fumble, mishap, and mistake and enter the territory of really huge breakdowns. Fiascos. Things go so awry that normal social order collapses.

  • 698: The Test

    698: The Test

    29/03/2020 Duración: 01h01min

    The coronavirus has now fully arrived in the United States. This week, stories of people trying to rise to that challenge, in some pretty extreme situations.

  • 697: Alone Together

    697: Alone Together

    22/03/2020 Duración: 01h01min

    This week, as the staff creates the episode from their apartments and houses, with our host in quarantine, in this moment when everyone’s reaching out to the people they love, we put together a collection of family stories, with some timely stuff at the top.