This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million... more
We heard about a test that could determine if someone was a psychopath. So, naturally, our staff decided to take... more
Words mean things, but some words are especially meaningful.
Solving problems using very extreme measures.
Most of us go from day to day just coasting on the status quo. If it ain’t broke, why fix... more
Sisters build worlds together, worlds that are just for them. Stories about the bonds between sisters and how they get... more
So many of us, we don’t want to think about death. We avoid grieving when we lose someone, distract ourselves,... more
An ode to life's daily practices, and what you learn from doing a thing every single day.
What happens when your own community suddenly turns on you?
Stories about the power of blood.
How the pandemic has thrown college admissions process into a kind of slow-motion chaos. One of the biggest changes: most... more