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

  • Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:00pm
    A boy who can’t dribble gets a coach, a new best friend, and something to believe in.
  • Thursday, January 4, 2018 9:00pm
    There’s a program that brings together kids from two schools. One school is public and in the country’s poorest congressional district. The other is private and costs $43,000/year. They are three miles apart. The hope is that kids connect, but some of the public school kids just can’t get over the divide. We hear what happens when you get to see the other side and it looks a lot better. 
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017 9:00pm
    This week, stories about people trying their best to turn themselves into something else—like a badger. Or a professional comedian, in a language they didn’t grow up speaking.
  • Thursday, December 21, 2017 9:00pm
    Even the best laid plans can go catastrophically wrong when humans get involved. This week, people bungle simple operations on some of the most dangerous weapons in the world.