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, December 10, 2017 6:00pm
    We spent eight months and did over a hundred interviews to try to bypass the usual rhetoric and get to the bottom of what really happened when undocumented workers showed up in one Alabama town. Pictured: Albertville “Miss Chick” 1954.
  • Sunday, December 3, 2017 6:00pm
    San 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, November 26, 2017 6:00pm
    The story of Harold Washington, the greatest politician you've probably never heard of, and the white backlash that was set off when he became Chicago's first black mayor. This weekend is the 30th anniversary of his death.
  • Sunday, November 19, 2017 6:00pm
    Stories of people who decide to rethink the way they’ve been doing things, or try to get others to do that. Including a woman who decides to confront the men who catcall her, and get them to give it up forever.