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This Friday: Download Video of Our Biggest Live Show Ever!

Jun 16, 2014

UPDATE: THE VIDEO IS AVAILABLE NOW!

Ira writes:

Hi everyone!

Radio Distribution Announcement

May 28, 2014

Ira here.

A few months ago we announced that Public Radio International was no longer going to be our distributor, starting in July. Today we’re announcing what we’re doing instead. It’s this: we’re going to distribute the show ourselves.

What’s this mean to you? Nothing! This American Life will remain on the same radio stations at the same times.

London Calling

May 2, 2014
On Sunday May 4th, This American Life will have its British debut on BBC Radio 4 Extra. They'll be broadcasting episodes from our archives for 13 weeks. We are glad about this.

We Want Your Stories About Being High

Apr 9, 2014

Hi friends,

We’re hoping you can help us with an upcoming episode. It’s about drug use – and the various, hopefully surprising things people do while under the influence. As with most of our shows, we’re planning to produce a mix of stories. Some will be on the lighter, funnier side. Others will deal with addiction and the darker aspects of drugs.

Update: "Dead Men Tell No Tales"

Apr 3, 2014


A diagram from the FBI Laboratory of the room Ibragim Todashev was killed in, released last week as part of a report from Florida State Attorney Jeff Ashton's office.

Ira: OMG I just got punked by Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Gayle King on Network TV!

Apr 2, 2014

Ira writes:

I was asked to host the award ceremony for the Peabody Awards this year.

Leaving PRI

Mar 21, 2014

Ira writes:

We’re leaving our distributor Public Radio International. What this means for listeners is ... nothing! We’ll continue to make our radio show and podcast. The same public radio stations will continue to broadcast it. They just won’t be getting it through PRI.

PRI has been a great partner.

We're In The Veronica Mars Movie!

Mar 14, 2014

Ira writes: Our staff gets its big-screen major-studio debut today when the Veronica Mars movie opens.

"Stuck in the Middle" Update: Gital Got Her Get

Feb 27, 2014

Earlier this year in our "Stuck in the Middle" show, we ran a story about women in the Orthodox Jewish community whose husbands refuse to give them a Jewish writ of divorce, called a "get" in Hebrew.