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Diana, Hunter of Bus Drivers

Oct 8, 2013

Above is a detail from a drawing that artist Alice Leora Briggs created to accompany a story from our recent episode Secret Identity

"Dos Erres" Conviction

Oct 8, 2013

Last week, one of the lieutenants in the Guatemalan army squad that killed more than 200 people at the village of Dos Erres in 1982 was found guilty of immigration fraud in a court in California.

Attention Teachers

Oct 4, 2013

Have you used an episode of This American Life in the classroom? We're making a resource page for educators and we need your help! What stories have been useful to you? What subject are you teaching, at what level, and how did you incorporate a particular episode or story?

A Prank Admissions Essay To Rick Clark

Sep 19, 2013

Ira writes: After talking to us about the most misguided things kids and their parents do to get into college, Georgia Tech Admissions Director Rick Clark got this email.

Snap Judgment Live in LA!

Sep 17, 2013

Ira writes: Hey all — Snap Judgment brings down the house every time they do a live show. Seriously, they kill. It makes a person feel very ... competitive.

They're coming to LA with a live band. Nokia Theater.

Harper Student Murdered

Jul 26, 2013

Harper High School has lost its first student since our shows about the high school aired in February.

A sophomore named Darryl Green was found dead behind an abandoned building just fo

Favorite Favorite Lists

Jul 19, 2013

Ira writes:

As we put out our Read More

500th Episode Illustrations

Jul 15, 2013

We thought it would be fun to commission some illustrations to mark our 500th episode. So we did. Some represent the show in general, others call out the 500-episode milestone, and a few illustrate particular stories. We'll be releasing them every day this week.

Hello, Our Name Is

Jul 12, 2013

Before this episode aired in March of 1996, This American Life was known as Your Radio Playhouse. That year, we had a meeting to discuss new name ideas — and here are the notes from that meeting.

Slate videos with Ira Glass

Jul 11, 2013
Ahead of our 500th episode, Slate's Jacob Weisberg sat down with Ira Glass to talk about the art of interviewing, how This American Life differs from other shows, how it has changed over the years, and the business of radio.