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.

Ways to Connect


  • Sunday, March 11, 2018 4:00pm
    Instead of the usual "each week we choose a theme, and bring you 3 or 4 stories on that theme" business, we throw all that away and bring you 20 stories—yes, 20—in 60 minutes.
  • Sunday, March 4, 2018 3:00pm
    A different kind of #MeToo story, about several women who worked for the same man. They tell us not only about their troubling encounters with him, but also about their lives beforehand. Who were they when they entered the workplace, and how did their personal histories shape the way they dealt with his harassment?
  • Sunday, February 25, 2018 3:00pm
    Stories of dogs and cats and other animals that live in our homes. Exactly how much are they caught up in everyday family dynamics? We answer this question and others.
  • Sunday, February 18, 2018 3:00pm
    Stories about people feeling lost and trying to figure out how to move ahead: two brothers take a doomed road trip through Mexico and a couple from radically different backgrounds draw up a contract for their unlikely romance.