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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.

Update about "Omar" from Taking Names

Jul 9, 2013

We just got news about the family of “Omar,” whose story we told in our show two weeks ago, Taking Names. They have finally left Iraq. Omar was an Iraqi man who was killed after working for the US Army during the war.

David Rakoff's Final Book

Jul 8, 2013

The New York Times published Read More

"Invisible Made Visible" Video Download

Jun 11, 2013

Last weekend we rebroadcast the radio version of our last stage show, "The Invisible Made Visible." The full show was two hours long. We filmed it with seven cameras and sent it live into movie theaters.

We Want Your Stories for "This Week"

Jun 6, 2013

Hello Listeners!

We're once again gearing up for a "This Week" show, where we tackle the week's news in our own way, far from the TV cameras and the standard headlines. We'll cover stories very big and very small. The big ones will be more topical, and therefore easier for us to find. But for the smaller ones, we need your help.