Reviews
I noticed that the word “black” was capitalized in the latest podcast description. I also noticed that “White” was not. Would you like young White children to hate their own race? Please explain.
Laffcat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/11/22
I’m very picky about my podcasts. This is one of the best. Always emotionally moving & worthwhile. The only episode that disappointed me was the one about their parents pitching the stories. Singing? Come on! Consistently top notch. Thanks.
daniiifig via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/11/22
Great show, but strange that NPR is allowing weight loss advertising (the biggest scam around right now) and “not a diet” is the weight loss industry’s current scam. Plus these ads both promote and trigger eating disorders. I know you need the ads to support the show, just try not to include the...Read full review »
DJ LV 99 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/11/22
Wonderful host too
janawag via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/08/22
Ira Glass and the team of producers working on this show are absolutely fantastic. They explore what it means to be human and the complex nature of society and story telling. I would recommend this podcast to quite literally anyone. It’s the perfect podcast to laugh, smile, reflect on, and learn...Read full review »
evelyn n mccormack via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 08/08/22
I loved Susn ?Boggs? Produced during Ira’s vacation. I always enjoy Ira’s shows — it’s just enjoyable to hear stories from a women’s POV!!
TrishCarex via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/08/22
I have listened to every episode since 2018. It brings foreword truly amazing stories executed with sharpest journalistic precision. A most listen for everyone!
Kristoffer T L via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 08/07/22
The exemplar of audio storytelling.
DDeBlaca via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/05/22
I would like to thank all of you for making this show come to life. I’ve learnt so much thanks to you and discovered so many stories. What you tell is more than necessary to our ears. THANK YOU! Please keep on!
Mariotophe via Apple Podcasts · France · 08/02/22
The reporter using Central American migrants to work out his anger about the Ukrainian migration shelter is unconscionable. He concocts an unnatural situation just to vent his own spleen. If he wants to preach, he should preach, but if he claims to be reporting, he should do a little more than...Read full review »
jdofly via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/01/22
<3
This is the only podcast that has made me cry
Buck Wild Grizz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/29/22
this show tells some really really amazing stories. With so many episodes, your bound to get a stinker every now and then but over all the episodes are absolutely stellar!!
DeeBeeZees via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/28/22
Horrendous.
wolveslair via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/23/22
I’m a 44 year old mom of two from SE Kansas who cleans houses for a living. This American Life is my go-to podcast while I’m working, and when I finally lay down in bed at night. The stories and the storytellers are like old friends…sometimes they make me laugh, sometimes they make me cry…but...Read full review »
shansigg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/22/22
While I enjoy almost every story I hear something caught my attention about this particular story. The theme was when adults are not present and what kids will do. This third act did not really touch on that topic so much but rather the manipulation and brainwashing of young adults in a...Read full review »
Benhoni via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/21/22
Listening to your show is like eating really healthy food for the soil
cloudman1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/18/22
I cannot listen to This American Life any longer due to the fact that some presenters have this terrible vocal fry which makes me cringe. Surely these people should have voice training lessons…. Please.
rebel28 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/18/22
This show is a collection of stories that start off interesting but end up adding their neoliberal biased political views. This show is also cop positive and friendly. I can’t believe people still listen to this show.
sol_m via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/22
Always a good listen!
Jekolski via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/22
I started listening to the “Lying Eyes” episode, which was ‘supposed’ to be able people seeing things but still interprets things differently. The 1st story ‘sounded’ like it was on the right path…it wasn’t &amp; just faded into oblivion; I don’t even remember it. The 2nd story had NOTHING TO DO...Read full review »
kayferguson13 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/22
Since politics are inevitably wrapped up in this, I’ll begin by noting that I lean left. I used to like This American Life. But as many have noted here, it has become obnoxiously biased. This would be somewhat tolerable if they backed their pompous claims with some semblance of reason....Read full review »
unsubscriber539 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/22
Guess it’s my old age, but Ira seems to talk faster than ever Can he slow it down a bit ? Lots of the shows fans are getting older
Birdpuu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/22
I have love This American Life for years and rarely miss an episode. However, I must say I’m getting tired of the stories by Elna Baker, which all seem to be to some degree about how she grew up Mormon and left the church. The trope is tiresome and the stories often are somewhat bigoted against...Read full review »
alcabq via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/22
I love it!
cucjdif via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/09/22
Still the best. Thanks Ira et al.
nanjlamb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/06/22
This has broken my heart and made me so very angry …. A bunch of rich white men and women deciding this insanity. Are they going to pay for every single girl or woman throughout their entire pregnancy and delivery? What about all the women who will die because of this, either through suicide or...Read full review »
MatEth216 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/06/22
Thank you for how brave people are dealing with anti Roe decision
REZNIL JANNERY via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/05/22
Enjoy the show except for LONG litany of people who are thanked. Imagine this is a paid job for most so please keep it short. Dr. GC Really does staff need 2 minutes of litany of contributions. About ready to delete podcasts. Dr. GC The Pink House was excellent. However the LONG Litany of...Read full review »
scared senior via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/04/22
Thanks for the trigger warning about the words “babies,” “mothers,” and “women.” I’ve finally pulled the trigger and unsubscribed from my last NPR show.
DD-NYC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/03/22
I’ve just recently found This American Life podcast, and I am SO enjoying it! I’m working my way back thru the episode archives, great stories of the human experience.
BB8487 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/30/22
If I had to choose only one podcast to listen to week in, week out for the rest of my life it would probably be This American Life!
vinaymenon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/22
GIVE US A BREAK. Her terrible accent! Is it an accent or a speech defect?
crm2272 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/22
Divisive content. I would place myself left of centre, and I think the picture they are painting here is just straight up unfair. The way the speak about our fellow human beings is gross. Claiming that anyone who is skeptical of the vaccines are “trump supporters” or “anti Vaxx” is just brazenly...Read full review »
CHevyyyc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/22
I look forward to a podcast every week! Hearing so many various voices and stories is entertaining and I get sucked in! Also one of my favorites to get me through my weekend long runs!
Lizf99 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/25/22
This used to be my absolute favorite podcast for years and years….. back to listening on the radio. Now… every story is focused on solely black stories and show little diversity. What happened to the days of a variety of people &amp; locations and stories. Now it’s about police brutality and...Read full review »
bsbdhsjslanavrnrkxbc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/25/22
Thank you this American life for not selling out (thus far) to all the social pressures to include a co-host that doesn’t look like you or who is female. It doesn’t matter what you look like or your ethnicity, what matters is the content of the show and the way it is presented. You are awesome!!...Read full review »
majicomac via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/25/22
My go to feel good show that invokes a variety of feelings depending on the theme of the episode. My favorite pod/radio show
ycuda via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/22
I’ve been listening to Ira for over 15 years and hundreds of other podcasts but I ALWAYS find that This American Life is the best! I cry, I laugh, I find myself truly being so grateful for the funny, crazy world we live in when I’m listening to this podcast. I also love going through the old...Read full review »
HJP_305 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/22
TAL used to mostly great. Quirky, funny, and often moving. A few years ago, it took a turn to the political (usually left). What used to be great stories are now (usually well done) political commentaries. Sigh. Hopefully, you can get this out of your system and get back to the tales that...Read full review »
Liovicjc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/22
My new life goal is to be on this immersive , exciting and lighthearted podcast. The stories are jaw dropping and hilarious. I await every episode with anticipation and I love the latest episode with referencing to ‘Leprechaun’
f4iryList3ner via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/06/22
I wish I would’ve came across this show long time ago. I mean when I did, it was a 3 hour of empathetical education. Listen it for yourself!
LazyNiko via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/22
You can do journalism without a public slant. I’ve listened to your show for over a decade but it seems you feel a subsection of the populace must rule over the ignorant. Who lets you decide Who lets you be holier and mightier Report. Be funny. Be smart.
Kahdjk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/01/22
My first podcast, my favorite podcast, the best podcast. I've been listening for years and stupidly, never rated it. TAL is a treasure that brings stories to life. Stories about people like you and me and the people down the street. There are many episodes that will stay with you the rest of...Read full review »
nanamorana via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/31/22
They used to tell you it’s a re-run. Now they just mash up old stories and never mention it. Would much prefer it to just say “this is a new arrangement of older pieces” or whatever
Rich tech bros ruin everything via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/30/22
Probably my favorite
Malik7x via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/29/22
Ira Glass has the best laugh.
Pmpmtb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/22
Scares me. A lot.
feeecoin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/22
Every Sunday one of the things I look forward is the new drop of this show. Been listening for a while now, love the voice of Ira and the stories. Highly recommend to any new listeners.
iLOVEusHATEdjt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/22
Some of the most heartfelt, moving and funny stories ever put together. Nothing makes me happier than listening to a new episode.
Saxamaphonagraph via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/22
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