This American Life

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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.

779 779: Ends of the Earth Sept. 18, 2022

An exploration of the very upper limits of what you do for someone you love.


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Older Episodes

550 550: Three Miles Sept. 11, 2022
What happens when of a group of public school students in the Bronx goes to visit an elite private school three miles away.
528 528: The Radio Drama Episode Sept. 4, 2022
In our most ambitious live show, we turn journalism into a Broadway musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
778 778: Me Minus Me Aug. 28, 2022
When a fundamental part of yourself changes dramatically, are you still who you thought you were?
777 777: Name. Age. Detail. Aug. 14, 2022
Ten people were killed at a grocery store in Buffalo, NY. Their stories, as you’ve never heard them.
776 776: I Work Better on Deadline July 31, 2022
Stories of people racing against time to solve a problem. Will they make it?
775 775: The Possum Experiment July 10, 2022
An investigation into a very basic question about people: Are most of us bad or good?
Stories from the center of this moment of history, the day it happened.
Getting from A to B via Z.
772 772: The Kids' Table June 5, 2022
Kids navigating hairy situations all on their own, with no help from grown- ups.
443 443: Amusement Park July 26, 2020
We head to some of the happiest places on earth: amusement parks!
711 711: How to Be Alone July 19, 2020
In space, in the ocean, by ourselves, or with others—we’re all just figuring out how to be apart.
710 710: Umbrellas Down July 12, 2020
As China's new national security law tightens its control over Hong Kong, we return to our episode about last fall's anti-government protests and check in to see how people are responding.
513 513: 129 Cars July 5, 2020
One car dealership tries to sell 129 cars. It is way more chaotic than we expected.
709 709: The Reprieve June 28, 2020
How Covid-19 has changed the nurses and doctors at one hospital in Detroit, and their city.
684 684: Burn It Down June 21, 2020
Stories of people who decide the only way forward — for real change — is to burn everything to the ground.
708 708: Here, Again June 14, 2020
We hear what different people said and did one weekend in reaction to the killing of George Floyd.
707 707: We Are in the Future June 7, 2020
In this moment of sorrow, protest, and rage, we offer this as a break from the dreadful present: our show about Afrofuturism.
Lissa Yellow Bird searches for missing people. She's great at it. But then, her niece goes missing.
705 705: Time Out May 24, 2020
Our favorite stories from the football fields, boxing rings, and basketball courts of days past.