This American Life

Each week we choose a theme. Then anything can happen. This American Life is true stories that unfold like little movies for radio. Personal stories with funny moments, big feelings, and surprising plot twists. Newsy stories that try to capture what it’s like to be alive right now. It’s the most popular weekly podcast in the world, and winner of the first ever Pulitzer Prize for a radio show or podcast. Hosted by Ira Glass and produced in collaboration with WBEZ Chicago.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h1m. Bisher sind 275 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 11 days 22 hours 56 minutes


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685: We Come From Small Places

The staff goes to one of the biggest parties in New York City, the Labor Day Carnival and the West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn.


 October 14, 2019  1h0m

581: Anatomy of Doubt

The story of a rape investigation gone undeniably wrong.


 October 7, 2019  1h1m

683: Beer Summit

Two people, sitting down over a beer, hashing out their differences and understanding where the other guy is coming from. Hard to imagine these days, right? It's so rare right now that someone is curious enough to actually see the other person's point of view. This week on the show, beer summits. Including going behind the scenes of the most famous one ever.


 September 23, 2019  1h9m

681: Escape From the Lab

What happens when our most ingenious creations actually make it out into the world.


 August 19, 2019  1h1m

409: Held Hostage

Stories of people held captive — by criminals, by paperwork, and in one man's case, his own body — and the ways they try to cope.


 August 12, 2019  59m

585: In Defense of Ignorance

Three very different stories of people not admitting the truth.


 August 5, 2019  1h2m

680: The Weight Of Words

Words mean things, but some words are especially meaningful — whether in a survival manual, a song lyric, or a slur.


 July 29, 2019  1h0m

679: Save the Girl

People go on missions to save young girls from danger. But sometimes they get so caught up in the mission that it overshadows the girl herself.


 July 15, 2019  1h1m

678: The Wannabes

This country is crawling in presidential candidates right now and they're bumping into each other in Des Moines and yelling over each other in Miami. We hang out with them, in this weird early period of the election when they're easy to walk right up to.


 July 8, 2019  1h9m

354: Mistakes Were Made

Freezing dead people so scientists can reanimate them in the future is a lot harder than it sounds.


 July 1, 2019  59m