Before becoming a producer at This American Life, Lisa was a print reporter at the Baltimore Sun, where she won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. Her story about an Iraq War veteran in episode 340 is a must-hear.
481: This Week 12.07.2012
Lisa Pollak goes to the Enchanted Snowfall at La Encantada Mall, where the
snow is "98 percent ...
478: Red State Blue State 11.02.2012
We surveyed hundreds of people around the country, from every part of the political spectrum, ...
449: Middle School 10.28.2011
We sent several correspondents straight to the epicenters of middle school awkwardness: School ...
435: How To Create a Job 05.13.2011
In this terrible economy, we wanted to hear the sound of someone actually getting a job, and ...
431: See No Evil 04.01.2011
When he was a kid, Josh Martin's mother Nancy told him that if anything
ever happened to her, ...
413: Georgia Rambler 07.30.2010
Producer Lisa Pollak learns some of the things people in Chattooga are talking about, thanks to ...
400: Stories Pitched by Our Parents 02.12.2010
Funny Funerals. (11 minutes.)
396: #1 Party School 12.18.2009
Most of the This American Life production staff spent the weekend at Penn State, and found that ...
391: More Is Less 10.09.2009
Or is the problem the patients? Producer Lisa Pollak reports. (13 minutes)
388: Rest Stop 09.04.2009
Host Ira Glass describes scenes from a rest stop on the New York State Thruway, the Plattekill ...
379: Return To The Scene Of The Crime 05.01.2009
There's a town in Florida where if you shoplift, and get caught, a judge will send you back to ...
372: The Inauguration Show 01.16.2009
Well over two years ago, long before the country chose Barack Obama...a company called Tigereye ...
367: Ground Game 10.24.2008
No one much likes to talk about it out loud, but everyone knows it's true: There are a lot of ...
340: The Devil in Me 09.07.2007
Sam Slaven is an Iraq War veteran who came home from the War plagued by feelings of hate and ...
326: Quiz Show 02.16.2007
Every winter, some of the world's best puzzle solvers gather in Boston for the MIT mystery hunt, ...
303: David and Goliath 12.02.2005
Rachel Louise Snyder reports on the struggle to save the Cambodian economy. Right now, Cambodia ...
299: Back from the Dead 10.07.2005
About fifteen miles from Pearlington, Bay St. Louis and Waveland are other communities ...
297: This Is Not My Beautiful House 09.16.2005
As a half-dozen families—including a pregnant woman having contractions and another with a ...
296: After the Flood 09.09.2005
In August 2004, Hurricane Charley devastated parts of Florida. Afterwards, FEMA built a trailer ...
279: Auto Show 12.10.2004
People don't want to stop driving, no matter how old they get. This American Life producer Lisa ...
278: Spies Like Us 11.19.2004
They are ordinary people who go undercover in coffee shops and chain stores, spying for The ...
276: Swing Set 10.29.2004
This American Life producer Lisa Pollak goes canvassing with her friend Andy in Ohio. He's a ...