Reviews
Ira Glass is the big spoon of our nation. Don’t you feel held and warm, America?Thank you Ira Glass and company. Love, Biscuits
CEO of Biscuits Inc. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/14/19
Great stories and super entertaining
GMofDogs via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/12/19
This episode really made me feel... so touched. Especially the story is stated from the perspective of a granddaughter.
Payton5800 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/11/19
storytelling and empathy. the best.
Acrdovat via Apple Podcasts · Uruguay · 08/09/19
Never gets old. Inspiring stories with humor and grace.
MysteriousMrM via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/08/19
Not good
みゃーなかお1580 via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 08/07/19
I absolutely LOVE this podcast. The stories are all very different but equally compelling and interesting. I’ve even downloaded the app to go back to listen to episodes in their archive. I look forward to the new weeks where new episodes come out. A great podcast for someone looking to learn more...Read full review »
ldgal421 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/06/19
I love Ira’s voice, the narrative arc of each episode, and the ultimate reflection of all the stories as it relates to each episodes theme. I truly love this podcast, I have been listening since 2011.
piopio via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/06/19
I don’t like the way they do their shows now- long monologuessssss of storytelling. Used to be so much better
Brittskeey via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/05/19
Ira if you’re sick don’t do a podcast. Your voice was so annoying and I couldn’t listen to you. I know you said you were fine, but it was terrible. Sorry, don’t mean to be mean but this is a review.
tbbowen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/05/19
I hated this episode. A strange wannabe eclectic but just an insecure pathetic man in Paris who criticizes tourists as being mundane and all the same.
loni69 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/03/19
After listening to the “wannabes” show I was surprised by the omission of Tulsi Gabbard and the slandering of Bernie Sanders at the end. Then he said this episode is sponsored by rocket mortgage and Chase bank. Then it made sense.
potentpotables via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/02/19
Didn’t understand the point of this story.
SAINLEE via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/01/19
Voice is so obnoxious, just like most podcasts sorry.
DP0160 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/30/19
Such great topics and really well edited. If you like this also try their spinoff which is Serial and Reply All.
Clarrant via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/30/19
Faithful listener But this week storyline the last one made me sad I couldn’t understand why but then I remember this happening to us (my mom)
zeljim via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/29/19
My AP Language teacher introduced me to this podcast junior year of high school with the episode about the highs and lows of performing Shakespeare in prison. I have loved This American Life ever since, especially since being in college for the Pat few years. I appreciate the breadth and depth of...Read full review »
Joelle Fred via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/29/19
In my opinion, this is blatant left-wing propaganda and nonsensical drivel. Stevie Wonder could see this. Entertaining? Sometimes. Well made? Yes. Typical mindless and agenda driven liberal slop? 100% guaranteed every time. No thanks, it’s not for me. My opinion and honest observations only, of...Read full review »
Reggie 92 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/29/19
This American Life is a fantastic podcast. The narrative storytelling is compelling and thought provoking. Would give it 6 stars if I could.
Houston in Mass via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/25/19
I used to use your excellent human interest stories as adult bedtime stories (to wean me off my screens with audio), but now all your shows are political and/or terrifying and it’s stressing me out. Can you NOT give every show a dark theme? Please? Because you’re my favorite podcast ever (were?).
ErinM1982 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/24/19
The show is usually really good. In depth stories are sometimes fascinating, sometimes pretty interesting, other times just meh. But the hosts have a tendency every once in a while to come off as very snooty and snarky about things that they disagree with, which is very annoying.
Ben47031 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/19
Thank you, Preet! Listening to your thoughts and insights into what a properly run justice system ought to look like is like therapy that helps me cope with the brazen madness that’s become the norm. Knowing that people like you are still able to speak out and maintain a large audience is a sign...Read full review »
Programmer Bee via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/23/19
Ira glass is amazing. His delivery and tone of voice gets you sucked in within seconds. You can’t wait to hear the story. The subjects allow you to glimpse into their life and experiences and you are forever changed. Thanks so much for this show.
Barefootdiva.j via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/19
The bizarre ramblings of a once famous American author turned narcissistic weirdo. Also, has nothing to do with Paris.
NDbias via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/22/19
As a Canadian, I don’t always get American culture. It confounds me sometimes. This podcast however is so accessible. The beautiful stories told about people in America serve to connect us all. It’s simply beautiful.
Littlewhitedogstudio via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/22/19
Simply the best. If you love a well told story this podcast is amazing.
Almatte via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/22/19
This is such a great podcast! My only constructive feedback would be that it would be great to make it a little more international, the stories about American politics are not my favourite. Also, international ads would be a good way to use the international audience to attract more funding. Keep...Read full review »
ZoellaBellaBella via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/19/19
This American Life tackles big topics like immigration or political scandals by examining microscopic parts of it. The host, Ira Glass, keeps his opinions to a minimum and really lets the listener connect the dots. I love all the journalists on this show, and how they can make 3 or 4 “interviews”...Read full review »
kTinaMullen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/18/19
Have been listening this for ten years now. Still my favourite!
torinocoiro via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 07/17/19
and have never written a “review” about ANYthing. I am simply remarking as a mere mortal (English/Psych/MBA/VP/switching careers to Deaf Ed/ELL teacher) THIS is THE quintessential essence of the Old Oxford Dictionary definition of an Authentic, Provoking, Funny, Quixotic, Dumb, Intuitive,...Read full review »
womanhatlady via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/17/19
I totally love this show and I listen to it usually on Monday or Tuesday and have listed to the past shows also. I will always be a fan Lauren
lauriesden via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/17/19
The liberal left-leaning takes are nauseating. And the vocal fry, wow the vocal fry is something that will cause you to claw your ears off. Why do people even use vocal fry? It’s terrible for your voice, and a majority of people hate it. I cannot handle the left leaning liberal agenda in this...Read full review »
Mr Estep via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/17/19
The new episode about rescue girl peddle the contrived PC ideas... I thought this podcast is about exploration instead it’s about education? Boring. And bad art. It’s OK to want to rescue people!!! And it’s nothing to be condemned... my
Nnnaomi dong via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/16/19
Wow
Like reading your favourite book at the beach on a sunny but breezy summer day. The more you listen the better the story gets! I look forward to new episodes every time I have a chance!
Zoeyyyywin3112 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/16/19
Yay
I look forward to your new episodes every single time!
dsndrs92 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/14/19
Wow the best
Eric Laatsch via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/19
Love how there’s relatable stories and also news and history
Jenni Dee 03 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/19
I could listen to her political stories endlessly. She gets people to talk on both sides. Please give us more, more, more.
TAL afficionado via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/19
I’ve been a fan of TAL for over 13 years, but I can barely finish an episode that features Zoe Chace. I love her stories but her voice is absolutely grating on my last nerve. Along with her voice the show had taken a serious political turn in the last few years. Sad to say, I think I’m done...Read full review »
Ceeceeceeceeceecee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/10/19
I listen every week and found this episode engaging and fascinating! Politicians are real people.....who knew??? Zoe Chase, I love your voice!
SLPJA via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/10/19
From discussions about gun violence to spacial memory to a nickel found on the shower floor, TAL keeps you intrigued even after the episodes end.
Owlie. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/10/19
Really, not one minute of coverage for Bernie Sanders in the episode Wannabes? The candidate responsible for every progressive platform adopted by the other candidates, who inspired half the nation and kept them inspired since 2016, and re-inspires every one of the thousands of people who attend...Read full review »
NomiJane1221 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/10/19
Trump’s successful visit to United Kingdom? Really
Jena265 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/08/19
I couldn't live without this podcast, it opens my mind and feeds my brain, never stop making this.
Your Granma via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/08/19
Always enjoy listening to TAL with my husband in the car. Every episode is informative and entertaining (also love the archive on their website). One of the highlights of our week. Listening to Ira is like scratching a hard to reach itch. He’s a great narrator/journalist.
BriallenMedcalf via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/06/19
Whydopeople....onamericanlife....alwaystalklikethis..
jmcreity via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/03/19
I heard a few episodes that were pretty good but then I noticed the political undertones with virtue signaling. So unnecessary. Just tell a story and stay out of politics.
Sailor628 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/03/19
Love all of your reports but so fast hard to understand
sweetoeyes via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/01/19
I’m so mad at this. I’ve been listening since 2015 and now all you are doing is replay old episodes. I am not happy about this as every Monday I look forward to a new episode to find that it is not “new”. Disappointed.
aliceteilharddechardin via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/01/19
I have listened to this podcast for years and have never been disappointed. I recommend with all my heart the episode “our friend David,” I’ve listened to it at least twice and it is devastating and funny and full of wonder. Thank you, NPR team. Keep on doing the good work.
chrisherde via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/19
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