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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People go on missions to save young girls from danger. But sometimes they get so caught up in the mission that it overshadows the girl herself.
This country is crawling in presidential candidates right now and they're bumping into each other in Des Moines and yelling over each other in Miami. We hang out with them, in this weird early period of the election when they're easy to walk right up to.
It’s the late 1960s, and a California TV repairman named Bob sees an opportunity to help people cheat death with the new science of cryonics. But freezing dead people isn’t easy. And apologizing for the mistakes you make along the way? Even harder.
Stories about people who accidentally bump into unsettling facts of history in settings meant to teach them history. What they end up learning is very different from what they’re supposed to.
Adults telling kids who they are, and kids wondering — are they right?
What it's like to be momentarily big on the small screen.
Stories of people standing up for themselves, shaking off their fear, bracing themselves, and doing what they’ve been scared to do.
People figuring out how to move through a world in which something important has disappeared.
Stories of very small injustices and also one very big one.
People connecting the dots that maybe should not be connected.