This American Life

Sat 12-1pm, Sun 5-6pm
  • Hosted by Ira Glass

Compelling storytelling ranging from hard-hitting journalism to first-person reminiscence, from comedic monologue to revealing, real-life dialogue.

Host Ira Glass explores a theme, presented in several "acts." On occasion, an entire program will consist of a single act. From WBEZ Chicago.

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Podcasts

  • Sunday, August 5, 2018 3:00pm
    Every crime scene hides a story. In this week's show, we hear about crime scenes and the stories they tell.
  • Sunday, July 29, 2018 3:00pm
    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.
  • Sunday, July 22, 2018 3:00pm
    Dispatches from a government agency in its tumultuous teenage years. 
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 3:00pm
    A young preacher opens a new church. A new restaurant reopens old wounds. This week, stories of people trying to build something that will last.