This American Life

This American Life

This American Life
This American Life, hosted by the iconic Ira Glass, has been produced and aired on public radio since 1995. A journalistic non-fiction show showcasing fascinating stories about everything from coincidences to car dealerships to summer camp, the show manages to find a way to make pretty much any topic engaging. That’s probably why it’s won both a Peabody and a Pulitzer award. Each episode is about an hour long and available as a free podcast in addition to airing on the radio.

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The story of the highschool kid being framed by the police officer never sat well with me and the fact that TAL made it into a musical makes it even worse. I can’t really explain it but the entire time I was listening to this episode I kept thinking man this show is so white 😅
Good and educational
Great Episode! The second story made me tear up.
Two interesting stories: One about Mississippi and the process to restore (or lack of restoration 😞) voting rights after a criminal charge and the second story, learning to read with learning challenges.