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A handheld camera for radio, This American Life takes an intimate look at the drama of the Everyman. Veteran producer Ira Glass shoots from the hip, exploring the lives of oddballs, antiheroes, and just plain folks who quietly fade into our homogenous national landscape. The program shares stories of life and love through monologues, documentaries, short radio plays, "found recordings," and original works for radio, giving you plenty of reasons to linger around the house.

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Last updated: Wednesday, October 07 2015 05:10 PM

#568: Human Spectacle 2015

Monday, October 05 2015 01:00 AM

Gladiators in the Colosseum. Sideshow performers. Reality television. We've always loved to gawk at the misery or majesty of others. But this week, we ask the question: What's it like when the tables are turned and all eyes are on you?

An episode from last year, with one story swapped.

#379: Return To The Scene Of The Crime

Monday, September 28 2015 01:00 AM

A live episode of the radio program, including stories told on stage by Dan Savage and Mike Birbiglia.

#567: What's Going On In There?

Monday, September 21 2015 01:00 AM

Often we see someone’s situation from the outside and think we know exactly what’s going on. This week we get inside and find out just how much more interesting the reality of it is. Including a teenaged girl who records a remarkable story about the boyfriend who abuses her, and why it’s so hard to break up with him. Also this week: our new video by Bianca Giaever.

#566: The Land of Make Believe

Monday, September 14 2015 01:00 AM

A father constructs an elaborate fantasy to occupy his 12 children, and a woman finds herself sucked into a world of make believe that we almost never get to see inside.