This American Life
Airs Sundays at 10 am and 9 pm
- Hosted by Ira Glass
Following a theme each week, This American Life shares stories of life through a playful mix of monologues, mini-documentaries and short fiction. Hear mostly true stories of everyday people.
Distributed by: This American Life, Produced by: WBEZ
Sunday, October 23, 2016 7:00pmWatching lies become the truth in this year's election. And a few people who try to bridge the gap between the way the two sides see the facts.
Sunday, October 16, 2016 7:00pmA journalist named Meron Estefanos gets a disturbing tip. She's given a phone number that supposedly belongs to a group of refugees being held hostage in the Sinai desert. She dials the number, and soon dozens of strangers are begging her to rescue them. How can she ignore them?
Sunday, October 9, 2016 7:00pmSan Francisco’s Spider-Man burglar was remarkable. He dropped into buildings from skylights, leapt 10 feet from one roof to another. But mostly, his talent got him into trouble. This week, his story, and stories of other undesirable talents.
Sunday, October 2, 2016 7:00pmA story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American. Abdi is a Somali refugee living in Kenya and gets the luckiest break of his life: he wins a lottery that puts him on a short list for a U.S. visa. This is his ticket out. But before he can cash in his golden ticket, the police start raiding his neighborhood, targeting refugees.