Ira and Mike’s New Movie Opens This Weekend!

Jul 22, 2016
Don't Think Twice

Ira writes:

I’m excited to say that the new film I made with Mike Birbiglia opens this weekend in New York, and all over the country in the next few weeks. It's a comedy called Don't Think Twice. It’s been amazing to see Mike grow as a writer-director since our first film Sleepwalk with Me. Leonard Maltin’s review says that this is his Annie Hall—"a coming-of-age for him as a true cinematic storyteller”—and I really agree.

Garrison Keillor on David Sedaris

Jun 7, 2016

Ira writes:

This is old but I just stumbled across it. I love so many things about it including the fact that Garrison starts his response with “A generous thought on your part, Ken” when in fact Ken is being kind of a dick.

"Videos 4 U: I Love You" wins an Emmy

May 2, 2016

A video we made with director Bianca Giaever won a 2016 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Directing, Special Class. It was produced by This American Life producer Stephanie Foo, with Jonathan Figueroa of the production company M ss ng P eces.

Print version of "Anatomy of Doubt"

Mar 9, 2016

Our episode "Anatomy of Doubt," about a young rape victim whose story was doubted by the police and by some of the

The Totally Objective List of the 7 Best Turkey Fryer Fire Videos on the Internet

Dec 27, 2015

Stephanie Foo writes:

In this week’s show, I produced a story about the phenomenon of turkey deep fryer PSAs. Go listen to it here.

Serial Season Two starts... now.

Dec 9, 2015

Season Two of our spinoff show Serial has begun.

Host Sarah Koenig writes:

Hello, everyone. We’re back. Yes, at last!

Our New Yorker Cover!

Nov 30, 2015

Ira writes:

Cartoonist Chris Ware had the idea to make a New Yorker cover that would come to life as animation when you press “play,” for everyone who reads the magazine on iPad or smartphone.

Our show is 20 years old today!

Nov 17, 2015

Image: An early broadcast of This American Life. Photo by Jon Hughes.

Information for listeners inquiring about Rainy

Nov 12, 2015

We’ve received mail from people asking how to help Rainy, the teenager who worked with This American Life and Radio Rookies to tell her Read More

Happy Hour

Nov 3, 2015

Ira writes:

The dance company I’ve been touring with has a new show every Wednesday night this fall in New York City. It’s great. I’m not in it.