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


  • Sunday, March 26, 2017 5:00pm
    Stories of people getting more testosterone and coming to regret it. And of people losing it and coming to appreciate life without it. The pros and cons of the hormone of desire.
  • Sunday, March 19, 2017 5:00pm
    Stories from people who need a grown-up. Featuring teenage girls asking for advice about their love lives and Ira's tribute to his very grown-up friend Mary.
  • Sunday, March 12, 2017 5:00pm
    The brain! It's powerful! Two stories of the brain working for and against its owners.
  • Sunday, March 5, 2017 4:00pm
    A show about rules and what happens when they’re vague and randomly enforced.