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. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to s

659 659: Before the Next One Oct. 14, 2018

There’s no rulebook on how to handle a school shooting. And no real way to prepare for one. This week, people take what they’ve learned from these tragedies and try to use that knowledge to save others.

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Older Episodes

658 658: The Unhappy Deciders Oct. 7, 2018
Zoe Chace followed Senator Jeff Flake as he decided to force the Senate to delay its vote on Judge Kavanaugh.
489 489: No Coincidence, No Story! Sept. 30, 2018
We asked listeners to send us their best coincidence stories, and we got more than 1,300 submissions!
489 489: No Coincidence, No Story! Sept. 30, 2018
We asked listeners to send us their best coincidence stories, and we got more than 1,300 submissions!
657 657: The Runaways Sept. 23, 2018
A bunch of teenagers go missing from a town in Long Island.
656 656: Let Me Count the Ways Sept. 16, 2018
The quiet bureaucratic war that’s even targeting legal immigrants.
402 402: Save the Day Sept. 9, 2018
Stories about one person single-handedly taking charge of a situation gone wrong.
402 402: Save the Day Sept. 9, 2018
Stories about one person single-handedly taking charge of a situation gone wrong.
504 504: How I Got Into College Sept. 2, 2018
How a stolen library book got one man into his dream school and changed his life forever. Or at least that's the story he tells himself.
655 655: The Not-So-Great Unknown Aug. 26, 2018
What happens when an astronaut who's not really into outer space goes to the moon.
508 508: Superpowers Aug. 19, 2018
Which is better: flight or invisibility?
508 508: Superpowers Aug. 19, 2018
Which is better: flight or invisibility?
654 654: The Feather Heist Aug. 12, 2018
A flute player steals a million dollars worth of dead birds.
653 653: Crime Scene Aug. 5, 2018
Every crime scene hides a story.
619 619: The Magic Show July 29, 2018
Former kid magicians Ira Glass and David Kestenbaum dive back into the world of magic.
617 617: Fermi’s Paradox July 8, 2018
Three people grapple with the question, “Are we alone?”
Radical change comes to an Argentinian talk show.
Before Democrats slug it out with Republicans, they’re slugging out with each other.
Before Democrats slug it out with Republicans, they’re slugging out with each other.
A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American.