Description du show
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.
15 septembre 2019 - 01:00:26
Stories of people breaking the rules fully, completely and with no bad consequences. Some justify this by saying they’re doing it for others, or for a greater good. Some really don’t care. And, unlike the mealy weaklings you usually hear on this program: None of these wrongdoers seem regretful about what they’ve done in the slightest.
8 septembre 2019 - 01:00:39
There's the thing you plan to do, and then there's the thing you end up doing. Most of us start off our lives with some Plan A, which we abandon...switching to a Plan B, which becomes our life.
1 septembre 2019 - 01:00:53
Nine radio reporters. Two days. One rest stop on the New York State Thruway. Stories of people who are just passing through, and the ones who can’t leave, because this is where their jobs are.
25 août 2019 - 01:00:56
What if someone told you about a type of therapy that could help you work through unhealed trauma in just ten sessions? Some people knock through it in two weeks. Jaime Lowe tried the therapy—and recorded it.
18 août 2019 - 01:01:01
What happens when our most ingenious creations actually make it out into the world.
11 août 2019 - 00:59:25
Stories of people held captive — by criminals, by paperwork, and in one man's case, his own body — and the ways they try to cope.
4 août 2019 - 01:02:47
Exactly how incompetent you are. What your ex’s best friend really thinks of you. The approximate time that you will die. Some things in life are better not to know about. And sometimes there can be a benefit to not knowing. In this episode — examples of ignorance truly being bliss, or even being an asset.
28 juillet 2019 - 01:00:02
Words mean things, but some words are especially meaningful — whether in a survival manual, a song lyric, or a slur.
21 juillet 2019 - 00:59:29
Many Americans have dreamy and romantic ideas about Paris, notions which probably trace back to the 1920s vision of Paris created by the expatriate Americans there. But what's it actually like in Paris if you're an American, without rose-colored glasses?
7 juillet 2019 - 01:09:49
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.
30 juin 2019 - 00:59:16
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.
23 juin 2019 - 00:58:37
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.
16 juin 2019 - 01:01:40
Stories of those unexpected moments when we see who we really are.
9 juin 2019 - 01:05:07
A security guard at the airport notices something going wrong on the tarmac, and takes it upon herself to fix it. It’s way harder than she expects.
2 juin 2019 - 01:01:32
Adults telling kids who they are, and kids wondering — are they right?
26 mai 2019 - 00:59:48
A real-life Hardy Boys mystery. More than most of our shows, this one lends itself to a Hollywood-style tagline. Perhaps: "The House at Loon Lake: You Might Break In ... But You'll Never Forget." Or, "The House at Loon Lake: Dead Letters Tell No Tales." It's the true story of an abandoned house, discovered by a young boy in the 1970s, and the mystery of why it was abandoned.
19 mai 2019 - 01:00:36
What it's like to be momentarily big on the small screen.
12 mai 2019 - 01:06:19
Stories of people standing up for themselves, shaking off their fear, bracing themselves, and doing what they’ve been scared to do.
5 mai 2019 - 00:59:04
We document one day in a Chicago diner called the Golden Apple, starting at 5 a.m. and going until 5 a.m. the next morning. We hear from the waitress who has worked the graveyard shift for over two decades, the regular customers who come every day, the couples working out their problems, assorted drunks, and, of course, cops.
28 avril 2019 - 01:01:30
Stories of people struggling to follow the Ten Commandments from the book of Exodus.