This American Life

This American Life

640: Five Women
Jan 26, 2020 22:01

640: Five Women

As Harvey Weinstein goes to trial, we have a different kind of #MeToo story about several women who worked for the same man. They tell us not only about their troubling encounters with him, but also about their lives beforehand. Who were they when they entered the workplace, and how did their personal histories shape the way they dealt with his harassment?
654: The Feather Heist
Jan 19, 2020 05:39

654: The Feather Heist

A flute player breaks into a British museum and makes off with a million dollars worth of dead birds.
691: Gardens of Branching Paths
Jan 12, 2020 06:44

691: Gardens of Branching Paths

Stories of other universes that are just like our own, but with one small difference.
667: Wartime Radio
Jan 05, 2020 06:54

667: Wartime Radio

Intimate and personal dispatches from two very different battlefields: A small town in the Syrian war. And the U.S. opioid epidemic. Each came from a DIY radio outfit. (Okay, one’s a podcast.)
690: Too Close to Home
Dec 29, 2019 59:54

690: Too Close to Home

For the holidays, stories of families finally addressing the thorny thing they’ve never really talked about.
689: Digging Up the Bones
Dec 08, 2019 59:47

689: Digging Up the Bones

There's a lot that can be gained from unearthing the past -- learning about oneself, learning about others. But, it doesn't always go how you'd expect.
688: The Out Crowd
Nov 17, 2019 07:58

688: The Out Crowd

Reports from the frontlines of the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy. We hear from asylum seekers waiting across the border in Mexico, in a makeshift refugee camp, and from the officers who sent them there to wait in the first place.
687: Small Things Considered
Nov 10, 2019 01:53

687: Small Things Considered

Stories about being little. Secret writings in tiny letters. The power of a very small number. And a medication that's supposed to cure shortness.
686: Umbrellas Up
Oct 20, 2019 14:19

686: Umbrellas Up

For over 100 days now, protesters in Hong Kong have taken to the streets every weekend. What it’s like to live through that.
685: We Come From Small Places
Oct 13, 2019 00:10

685: We Come From Small Places

The staff goes to one of the biggest parties in New York City, the Labor Day Carnival and the West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn.