This American Life

Airs Sundays at 10 am and 9 pm
  • Hosted by Ira Glass

Following a theme each week, This American Life shares stories of life through a playful mix of monologues, mini-documentaries and short fiction. Hear mostly true stories of everyday people.

Distributed by: This American Life, Produced by: WBEZ


  • Sunday, August 12, 2018 5:00pm
    A flute player breaks into a British museum and makes off with a million dollars worth of dead birds. 
  • Sunday, August 5, 2018 5:00pm
    Every crime scene hides a story. In this week's show, we hear about crime scenes and the stories they tell.
  • Sunday, July 29, 2018 5:00pm
    Just a few years before he got the internship at NPR that started him in radio, our host Ira Glass had another career. He performed magic at children's birthday parties. A powerful sense of embarrassment has prevented him from ever doing an episode on the subject, but when he learned that producer David Kestenbaum was also a kid conjurer, they decided to dive in together.
  • Sunday, July 22, 2018 5:00pm
    Dispatches from a government agency in its tumultuous teenage years.