This American Life

This American Life

This American Life

Society & Culture

10 episodes

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.


  • 01 AUG 2021
    743: Don't You Be My Neighbor
    59m 0s

    Bad neighbors. What can you do about them?

  • 25 JUL 2021
    742: The Thing I'm Getting Over
    1h 5s

    What’s recovery mean, anyway?

  • 18 JUL 2021
    436: The Psychopath Test
    1h 1m 42s

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

  • 11 JUL 2021
    741: The Weight of Words
    1h 45s

    Words mean things, but some words are especially meaningful.

  • 04 JUL 2021
    740: There. I Fixed It.
    1h 5m 3s

    Solving problems using very extreme measures.

  • 13 JUN 2021
    739: Sisters
    59m 53s

    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.

  • 30 MAY 2021
    738: Good Grief!
    59m 20s

    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 gr...

  • 16 MAY 2021
    737: The Daily
    1h 3m 20s

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

  • 25 APR 2021
    736: The Herd
    1h 48s

    What happens when your own community suddenly turns on you?

  • 11 APR 2021
    735: Bloody Feelings
    1h 2m 10s

    Stories about the power of blood.