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, May 20, 2018 3:00pm
    Cryptic messages on a cell phone and a teeter totter at a construction site: these are clues people found, trying to make sense of a death.
  • Sunday, May 13, 2018 3:00pm
    Writer Starlee Kine on what makes the perfect break-up song and whether really sad music can actually make you feel better. Plus, an eight-year-old author of a book about divorce, and other stories from the heart of heartbreak.
  • Sunday, May 6, 2018 3:00pm
    Conservative students don't feel like their ideas are welcome on campus. So they're fighting back. We go to Nebraska, where one skirmish spins out of control. 
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018 3:00pm
    Stories about people who accidentally bump into unsettling facts of history in settings meant to teach them history. What they end up learning is very different from what they’re supposed to.