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

Podcasts

  • Sunday, August 13, 2017 7:00pm
    Favorite stories by our longtime contributor and friend David Rakoff.
  • Sunday, August 6, 2017 7:00pm
    When everything goes wrong, one of the first things we think is, "Who do I call?" This week, stories of lucky people who have found the exact right person to ring up for help.
  • Sunday, July 30, 2017 7:00pm
    Stories of babysitters, and what goes on while mom and dad are away that mom and dad never find out about. Including the story of two teenagers who decide to invent children to babysit, as an excuse to get out of their own house.
  • Sunday, July 23, 2017 7:00pm
    Two towns where people got really upset about undocumented immigrants, even though in both places, that did not seem to be the most important thing happening at all. One of the towns, a small town in Alaska, has no undocumented immigrants at all, but the possibility of them arriving put the whole town at each other’s throats.