This American Life

This American Life

This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast.

Beschikbare afleveringen

  • 739: Sisters

    Sisters build worlds together, worlds that are just for them. Stories about the bonds between sisters and how they get broken and fixed—or not.
  • 74: Conventions

    Remember conventions, before the pandemic? When people with one common interest gather in monstrous, fluorescent-lit halls for the weekend. Sometimes they drive each other crazy, sometimes they fall in love.
  • 738: Good Grief!

    So many of us, we don’t want to think about death. We avoid grieving when we lose someone, distract ourselves, look away. In this episode, at a moment when so many families are mourning, we have stories of people figuring out how...
  • 706: A Mess to Be Reckoned With

    Lissa Yellow Bird searches for missing people. Cold cases, mostly. People no one else is looking for. It’s not her job, but a lot of Native Americans go missing and their cases remain unsolved, so families often ask Lissa for help. But...
  • 737: The Daily

    An ode to life's daily practices, and what you learn from doing a thing every single day.
  • 736: The Herd

    What happens when your own community suddenly turns on you?
  • 735: Bloody Feelings

    Stories about the power of blood.
  • 734: The Campus Tour Has Been Cancelled

    How the pandemic has thrown college admissions process into a kind of slow-motion chaos. One of the biggest changes: most colleges have stopped requiring the SAT. For decades, there’s been a debate over whether schools should drop the...
  • 733: Warriors in the Garden

    This week, three men who came together to protest the murder of George Floyd. They were unified, loud, and impressive, but over time these three friends end up in three very different places.
  • 732: Secrets

    Why we tell them, and what happens after we do.