This American Life

Saturdays at 1 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m.
Ira Glass

Take in a slice of Americana with critically acclaimed host Ira Glass on This American Life. Each week he picks a theme, then gives his writers and performers the freedom to weave real stories from real people around that theme in a manner they find most engaging. You'll meet fascinating people with stories that range from heart-warming to bizarre.

Glass and company try interesting things and take radio where it's never gone before. It's a show that defies description, but has become one of public radio's most celebrated programs.

Produced by Chicago Public Radio.

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Podcasts

  • Sunday, August 31, 2014 7:00pm
    Students all over are starting college this month, and some of them still have a nagging question: what, exactly, got me in? An admissions officer tells us the most wrongheaded things applicants try. And Michael Lewis has the incredible story of how a stolen library book got one man — Emir Kamenica — into his dream school. (Photo: Emir as a Harvard undergrad. Credit Terri Wang.)