This American Life

Saturdays, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM and Thursdays, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Hosted by Ira Glass

The radio show and TV show follow the same format. There's a theme to each episode, and a variety of stories on that theme. It's mostly true stories of everyday people, though not always.

There's lots more to the show, but it's sort of hard to describe.

 

Contact This American Life
WBEZ Radio
848 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 832-3380
www.thislife.org

Podcasts

  • Sunday, February 19, 2017 4:00pm
    This week we have stories of people going to very extreme measures to demonstrate their feelings. Elna Baker makes a questionable trip to Africa, while a man in Florida commits a series of disturbing acts in the name of love. Ira also goes to a high school to talk to kids before a dance.
  • Sunday, February 12, 2017 4:00pm
    We human beings think we run the world, that we’ve got things under control. And then an animal shows up, and things don’t go as planned. We have stories this week where seals, wolves and a moose drop in and show us who isn't boss.
  • Sunday, February 5, 2017 4:00pm
    This week we document what happened when the President’s executive order went into effect temporarily banning travel from seven countries, and we talk about the way it was implemented. A major policy change thrown into the world like a fastball with no warning. It’s hard not to ask: “What just happened? What was that all about?”
  • Sunday, January 29, 2017 4:00pm
    We asked listeners to send us their best coincidence stories, and we got more than 1,300 submissions! There were so many good ones we decided to make a whole show about them. From a chance encounter at a bus station to a romantic dollar bill to a baffling apparition in a college shower stall. See more of your coincidence stories — with photos — here.