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, January 15, 2017 6:00pmWhen you’re the only one who can see something, sometimes it feels like you’re in on a special secret. The hard part is getting anyone to believe your secret is real. This week, people trying to show others what they see—including a woman with muscular dystrophy who believes she has the same condition as an Olympic athlete.
Sunday, January 8, 2017 6:00pmWe’ve fought two wars since 9/11. We got help from tens of thousands of Iraqis and Afghans—some were targeted or killed because they helped us. We owe these people. We’ve passed laws that say so. So why has it been so hard for us to get many of them to safety?
Sunday, January 1, 2017 6:00pmFor the New Year, as people everywhere make resolutions, we have stories of people deciding to make very big changes. A prisoner who hasn't talked to anyone in years comes up with a bold plan to re-introduce himself to the world. A 90-year-old woman shocks her family when she falls in love.
Sunday, December 25, 2016 6:00pmStories from people who want something desperately—for Christmas or otherwise—and then have their wishes fulfilled. Or do they?