This American Life
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 stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 56,362 ratings
It doesn’t get better
Ira is gripping. I love the broad subjects, it covers everything. Some weeks it’s super funny, some weeks it’s super sad. Every week it’s really good. Bring Sarah Koenig on more often!
Meat genius via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/18
Rachel Maddow shout out!!
Kudos Ira and Zoe.. it was great hearing your very familiar voices on Rachel Maddow podcast today.👏👏👏👏
Philly loves you via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/18
Overall good
A very good show and the repeated failures that the hosts display in the criminal justice system makes one wonder why they trust the state as much as they do.
VoluntAaron via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/18
Recent Episodes
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Published 12/09/18
Growing up in Mankato, Minnesota, John Biewen says, nobody ever talked about the most important historical event ever to happen there: in 1862, it was the site of the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Thirty-eight Dakota Indians were hanged after a war with white settlers. John went back to...
Published 12/02/18
Dr. Benjamin Gilmer gets a job at a rural clinic. He finds out he’s replaced someone — also named Dr. Gilmer — who went to prison after killing his own father. But the more Benjamin’s patients talk about the other Dr. Gilmer, the more confused he becomes. Everyone loved the old Dr. Gilmer. So...
Published 11/25/18
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