This American Life
There's what happened, and there's the story that gets told about what happened. Sometimes the two things don't match up very well.
The Middle of Nowhere
Stories from faraway, hard-to-get-to places, where all rules are off, nefarious things happen because no one's looking, and there's no one to appeal to.
May 21, 2016
For millenia, people have tried to reach a spiritual promised land by fasting.
May 14, 2016
This special edition of This American Life features two recent favorite stories from the show. First, Zoe Chace talks with a young, black, gay Donald Trump supporter. Then, comedian Jay Larson gets a wrong number phone call an ddecides to play along.
May 07, 2016
While the seniors danced at Prom Night 2001 in Hoisington, Kansas — a town of about 3,000 — a tornado hit the town, destroying about a third of it.
Apr 30, 2016
Better Not to Know
Some things in life are better not to know about, and sometimes there can be a benefit to not knowing.
Apr 23, 2016
For Your Reconsideration
In this week's show, people are surprised when they look back on their pasts — and realize that incidents they thought they understood look very different years later.
Apr 09, 2016
Same Bed, Different Dreams
Stories of people who are tied together, but imagine radically different futures.
Apr 02, 2016
It'll Make Sense When You're Older
At first, it's super annoying, getting told it'll make sense when you're older. Then, when you're a teenager, hard lessons are learned, despite your best efforts to be too cool to care.
Mar 26, 2016
Show Me the Way
Stories about people in trouble, who look for help in mystifying places.
Mar 19, 2016
Man vs. Wild
This week, we go into epic battles for territory.
Mar 12, 2016
Invisible Made Visible
This week, the radio debut of the episode we just did live on stage and streamed to theaters all over the country...
Mar 05, 2016
Anatomy of Doubt
This week, a story about doubt: how it germinated, spread, and eventually took hold of an entire community, with terrible consequences.
Feb 27, 2016
That's One Way to Do It
Forget the easy way...
Feb 20, 2016
My Damn Mind
Our brain is what makes it possible for us to get anything done. Except when it fails. Gets in our way. Play tricks on us.
Feb 13, 2016
Stories of people who are in put into positions they’re completely unqualified to handle … but who try to make it work anyway
Feb 06, 2016
I Thought I Knew You
Stories of people who are feeling the ground shift underneath them when people they are close to change.
Jan 30, 2016
For The Curious
News, arts coverage, commentary and extras from KCRW’s shows and community projects, reflecting our commitment to provide you thoughtful, analytical content you won’t find elsewhere.
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