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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  • Sunday, April 9, 2017 5:00pm
    Exactly how incompetent you are. What your ex’s best friend really thinks of you. The approximate time that you will die. Some things in life are better not to know about. And sometimes there can be a benefit to not knowing. In this episode, examples of ignorance truly being bliss, or even being an asset.
  • Sunday, April 2, 2017 5:00pm
    Stories of people who decide that they are the best person for the job, no matter how dangerous. Including a story about a stay-at-home mom with a history of gun running for a guerilla organization, and a surgeon who does surgery...on himself.
  • 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.