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. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
This American Life

This American Life

From 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. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.

Most Recent Episodes

742: The Thing I'm Getting Over

What's recovery mean, anyway?

436: The Psychopath Test

We heard about a test that could determine if someone was a psychopath. So, naturally, our staff decided to take it.

741: The Weight of Words

Words mean things, but some words are especially meaningful.

740: There. I Fixed It.

Solving problems using very extreme measures.

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.

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 they'll grieve, and doing a pretty good job of it.

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 test. What's it mean that it finally happened?