Reviews
I’m learning a lot from listening to “Nice White Parents.” Thank you for using your resources to expose the insidious - and powerful- relationship between class power and whiteness.
Devoted in Hawaii via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/07/20
Why do you focus on only the race aspect when the socio-economic is so huge? To drum up hate against white parents? As a single white dad who has worked hard to scrape by while being an ally you are ignoring the complexity here, “white” is less about race than a group of racist trying to form a...Read full review »
jack_ceo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/06/20
I never rate and review podcasts. But this is so RAW and like I dunno great at looking at American Life at the roots and how we misunderstand each other from our own perspectives WOW. Just WOW.
Jdub985 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/06/20
Just finished listening to “Remind in Mexico” episode and all I can say is that you. It physically hurts to listen, to know what is happening but without you I wouldn’t have known. Thank you so much for this story. .
Nati Pea via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/05/20
Thank you for this episode and I’m excited to listen to the others. I am a teacher and a white woman and this seems spot on. I live in another city that is hugely segregated in its schools, and I can see first hand how white families with wealth have created this reality for current children in...Read full review »
ErinSandsmark via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/05/20
One of my favorite listens. I always look fwd. to new episodes.
Diablojodie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/05/20
this is hands down the best podcast, it has no peer. it’s sad, funny, moving, inspiring, quirky, downright fun, it celebrates everything beautiful about being human, the people are so generous and open.. the acts are cleverly linked to a theme, so many wonderful stories... it’s not about...Read full review »
Cana Australia via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/05/20
I consider myself a very liberal person. I support BLM and am against any kind of discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or whatever. Lately, it seems that it’s acceptable to disparage “white people” simply for being white. It’s okay to call authors,...Read full review »
mikefromNNJ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/05/20
I guess I’m not surprised that the series Nice, White Parents is so controversial. As a white person who unintentionally has made her share of racially insensitive comments/suggestions, I always go back to the first thing I learned in systematic theology in seminary: “When people from the...Read full review »
Kristina Natale via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/04/20
I have heard some of these podcasts in the last few weeks. The racial exposure is the best thing. Possibly foreign to some or most listeners because you will not understand that ever and be glad you don't but you should know. Knowledge is power even if it makes you uncomfortable. And as one...Read full review »
mticas01 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/04/20
I remember when gross generalizations of a group of people based on the color of their skin was racist. Apparently now it’s “anti-racist” and “woke.” This kind of semantic overload looks like the beginning of an Orwellian dystopia. Good luck world.
Coolin9796 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/04/20
I don’t connect with every episode, but the ones that I do connect with, stick with me for a long time
Applecatcher via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/04/20
TAL used to be the best of the he best in spoken word audio. It was THE original podcast in my mind. Now it’s just 1 of the 1000s & 1000s of leftist shows. They had something original and unique that people tuned in for, then they just pivot on a dime and use their platform like a bait and...Read full review »
Sephz123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/04/20
Always a good listen. Liberal leaning but unbiased. I always learn something new.
terracottawarriorprincess via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/03/20
Dear all thanks so much for producing such a diverse, informed, intelligent content.
Pluscars1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/03/20
Great story telling on the right side of history! Keep up the good work!
jstce_now via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/03/20
Amazing stories, I’ve learned so much about different perspectives and different lived experiences from this show! Thank you This American Life!!
lndsylouuuuuuu via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/03/20
I’m hooked and can appreciate the unbiased views represented, the next episodes are much anticipated! Ira Glass is a creative genius and all of the staff members who give their time and effort do such an in depth job of factchecking. I wish that the hypercritical people who have responded...Read full review »
ngricetastic via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/03/20
It used to be balanced but now it’s just virtual signalling BS.
Ironrob73 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/03/20
Always has been, even with the occasional repeat. Truly insightful, sometimes heartbreaking, more often uplifting, but always, without failure ... excellent.
JstevenF via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/03/20
I come here to escape politics, not to be submerged in issues. Looking elsewhere now for my escape....
kellysurfs via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/03/20
We have come to the point where NPR will demonize people for raising money for schools due to the color of their skin. This show is divisive at best, and what the right calls “Liberal, white, guilt indoctrination” at worst. Either way it is sad to see NPR spend my donations on pop content like...Read full review »
Jhwahaha via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/03/20
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eeivu cry uywhi h yuh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/01/20
I’m here To Lead My country I’m not standing by losing anything else I’m Irish doi think that the only reason I am being so careful but don’t worry I will always fight for the cause hitler was wrong we need to take Over everything that has to do with this country we just need the right person...Read full review »
The devil worship via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/01/20
I love the stories on this show it’s a great program overall, but after listening for a few years now I really wonder if anyone on staff loves this country. It seems like every single episode I hear someone who has a negative view of the the USA. I’m getting really tired of it and find myself...Read full review »
T-Murda034 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/28/20
They haven’t posted new content in almost over a year. They haven’t even acknowledged it. With all the new podcasts producing new, quality content it seems lazy and shockingly stupid for TAL to keep delving out reruns.
Trulysatisfied804336 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/28/20
This American Life is the beginning of my podcast obsession, back in 2010, or well- before! Because I listened to the radio segment before I knew the term podcast. Anyway... that means I have listened to every single episode- I’m not even exaggerating. However, I have a terrible memory so I...Read full review »
aylorbay via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/28/20
This podcast is the best weekly podcast out there. Ira Glass is one of the most creative journalists, and the revolving supporting cast are excellent, particularly Zoe Chase. The podcast explores stories from every corner of the US and occasionally the world. This podcast will sometimes crack you...Read full review »
liammtm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/27/20
Ira, could you please, please publish some upbeat episodes. You know, good news?!
FirstState01 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/20
I used to love this show. But now the show and NPR in general is far too liberal. I’m not a righty; I just want to know both sides of the story.
I miss Gregor via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/22/20
They have totally lost their way in their limp attempts to respond to Covid. A lot of mediocre (at best) writing from precious, narcissistic, sub-novice journalists expounding on their “personal experiences” that either make mountains out of trivia, or make important issues sound trivial. The...Read full review »
noelephant_itis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/22/20
As above. Perhaps I’m over sensitive but on podcasts the quality of voice is crucial. On this podcast and also The Moth I have noticed an increase in female (younger?) presenters. Okay, maybe needed, but many are just not up to it. I think it’s harder to find a quality female voice. I listen to a...Read full review »
Rosa bug via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/20/20
I’ll start out this review by adding to my previous one. This review is in regard to episode 711. Unfortunately, The Like Disease has infected the guests as well as the hosts on This American Life. Who is editing these podcasts? Does the editor not hear how vapid and idiotic the Podcast sounds...Read full review »
concerned Sci-Fri listener via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/20/20
TAL used to be good; but, does every episode have to be so far to the left? The show’s platform kowtows only to the liberal perspective.
The MeMaw via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/20/20
I’ve listened to many podcasts over the years and nothing comes close to This American Life.
cle0cw via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/20
First, I just want to say that I find it interesting the conversation between the white woman with a biracial son and the black officer with biracial twins. Can we talk about how our country as a whole is very open and NOT racist, but in fact, multiracial and multicultural families are a large...Read full review »
Cheri Col. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/20
One of my favourites remember it the first time round was really good to hear how the show room is getting on now at the end of the pod
Kat aka themondayclub via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/15/20
I wish Ira Glass was my dad
Cousin Cliff via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/20
I used to like it more but it got waaaayyyy too liberal
SafeSkydiver via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/20
Where have the good stories gone? I agree with others who say it’s become too partisan and divisive. I’ve deleted so many episodes without even listening because I can’t stand hearing another one sided story about BLM, George Floyd or Covid. Let’s get back to the good stuff (and the good stuff...Read full review »
GitterTwarsh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/20
Got chill bumps from “Umbrella” in the latest episode. Took a song I’ve never felt anything for to being overwhelmed by it. Great story, great composition, great job!
Icoop via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/20
TAL used to be the best thing anywhere. I’ve never believed Trump Derangement Syndrome was real until I listened to the shift in this program. Please stop the left wing agenda and get back to great stories.
Don't Rate Often via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/20
This is a good podcast I really like it
2007 17 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/20
This will disappoint your Monday mornings if you like new content. Only about once a month there’s a new episode, everything else is re-runs. They should probably change it to a monthly podcast.
Box272 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/13/20
Listening to This American Life you feel connected...connected to others, connected to the mind, emotions, and memories. By far one of my favorite podcasts.
melsamo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/12/20
I used to listen for a respite from the dour news on tv, but now it’s more of the same... please give us interesting, original pieces again. For now sadly deleted.
Picklepartridge22 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/20
I already knew this is a quality podcast but the episode about the car dealership - amazing! I felt the pressure and the excitement as if I were part of the team. And then Bob’s ending! This story is gold. It makes me wonder about all the things we don’t know about other people. Life is so...Read full review »
uncle samosa via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/11/20
You have taken This American Life program to a new level, basement. America IS inclusive and accepting to a certain extent but don’t expect Americans to swallow everything you shovel! I love America and I love people, I won’t stand for people coming into my space and running over my rights...Read full review »
chewlace via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/07/20
The reason this show is so poignant is because they know how to express real feelings of real people. This replay is, as Ira said, a perfect example of what this show is about. It’s snarky, it’s funny, it’s tense, it’s real. The show a few weeks ago where they spent the night in the convenience...Read full review »
Cairo Corry via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/07/20
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