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Fred Armisen Co-Hosts With Ira Glass

Jan 10, 2013

Fred Armisen and Ira Glass

For this week's episode, the Saturday Night Live and Portlandia star co-hosts the entire hour, and he does it in character.

Redesigned Android App!

Jan 4, 2013

Our friends over at PRX have completely redesigned our Android app. Back when we first released it, there weren't many standards for Android apps, which left developers to do their best to imitate iPhone apps.

Holiday Sale

Dec 5, 2012

Hello again, holiday shoppers,

For the public radio swag lover in your life, you may want to check out some discounts we're offering for December in our online store.

We have: conversation-inspiring CDs!

Be a Part of Our “This Week” Show … This Week!

Nov 28, 2012

Hello This American Life listeners and soon-to-be contributors,

In May of last year, with the help of many contributors, we did a show called “This Week.” It was something new for us: Every single thing in the show was united by the simple fact that it had happened in the seven days prior to b

Download Our Live Show For $5!

Nov 15, 2012

BIG NEWS: You can download or stream our live show "The Invisible Made Visible" directly from our site for five bucks!

This is the show we did on stage in May and beamed into hundreds of movie theaters around the US, Austr

NYC Performance by Contributor Jack Hitt

Nov 8, 2012

Ira writes:

About a month ago, a stranger was telling me about his favorite story ever on our show. It concerned an amateur production of Peter Pan that went badly awry. This was not surprising.

Follow-Up to This Weekend's Story about New Hampshire

Nov 7, 2012

Producer Sarah Koenig writes:

"Red State Blue State" released early online.

Nov 3, 2012
Because some stations had a tech issue broadcasting our pre-election episode "Red State Blue State," we have released it early online.

Gotham Storytelling Festival: Nov 7-12 in NYC

Oct 26, 2012

Several This American Life contributors will appear in the First Annual Gotham Storytelling Festival in New York City, from Wednesday, November 7th to Monday November 12th.

Balloon Animals, BJs, Cigarettes, and Teenage Girls

Oct 22, 2012

Ira writes: This post exists for two reasons: 1) To let you know that I did a video for the website Rookie that might amuse you.