This American Life
Sundays, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM and Thursdays, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
- Hosted by Ira Glass
This American Life is a weekly public radio program and podcast. Each week we choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme. Mostly we do journalism, but an entertaining kind of journalism that’s built around plot. In other words, stories! Our favorite sorts of stories have compelling people at the center of them, funny moments, big feelings, surprising plot twists, and interesting ideas. Like little movies for radio.
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Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 832-3380
Sunday, April 4, 2021 3:00pmPeople put in positions they’re completely unqualified to handle, but who try to make it work anyway. Including one story of a tough group of soldiers who attempt to save lives through the power of show tunes.
Sunday, March 28, 2021 3:00pmAdults telling kids who they are, and kids wondering — are they right?
Sunday, March 21, 2021 3:00pmHow the pandemic has thrown college admissions process into a kind of slow-motion chaos. One of the biggest changes: most colleges have stopped requiring the SAT. For decades, there’s been a debate over whether schools should drop the test. What’s it mean that it finally happened?
Sunday, March 14, 2021 4:00pmPeople squirming in a world where everything is rated and reviewed.
Sunday, March 7, 2021 3:00pmThis week, three men who came together to protest the murder of George Floyd. They were unified, loud, and impressive, but over time these three friends end up in three very different places.