Ira on Capitalism and Public Radio

May 13, 2015

Ira writes:

Two weeks ago I told a reporter from Ad Age that public radio is ready for capitalism. I see people commenting online about what they think I meant.

You Can Help Melanie

Apr 8, 2015

Many of you have asked how to donate to Melanie from our Three Miles episode, to support her taking college courses. She's set up a PayPal account here.

Note: This American Life is not managing this account or monitoring her spending. It goes directly to her.

Updates: Miami Gardens Police Department

Mar 4, 2015

Since we ran a story on Miami Gardens, Fla., in our "Cops See It Differently" show, there's been several developments at the city's police department.

• On Feb.15th, officers shot and killed resident Lavall Hall, 25.

Videos 4 U

Feb 12, 2015

Ira writes:

We have a new video! For Valentine's Day! It's the first installment in a short video series we're collaborating on with a filmmaker named Bianca Giaever.

Holiday Sale

Dec 5, 2014

Hello, friends. We have some new merchandise and sale items available for your holiday shopping needs.

There will be a Serial Season Two! Thanks to everyone who donated.

Nov 26, 2014

Last week, we asked people who’ve been listening to Serial to chip in if they wanted a second season. This American Life funded the bulk of Season One, but for Serial to continue, it needs to pay for itself. Today, we have good news: between the money you donated and sponsorship, we’ll be able to make a second season.

Ira Interviewed on Alec Baldwin's "Here's The Thing"

Nov 24, 2014

Ira writes:

I've been a fan of Alec Baldwin's show Here's the Thing since it began. He's a surprisingly good interviewer, and a different sort of interviewer than Terry Gross. He's IN there, telling lots of stories of his own, comparing experiences. After all, he's just as famous as many of the guests.

iOS App Update Fixes Crashing

Nov 7, 2014

Dear users of our iOS app (iPhone, iPad).

Area Man Featured in Onion Article

Nov 6, 2014

Ira writes:

Wow. Someone at The Onion is really familiar with our old shows!

Tom Magliozzi Remembered

Nov 3, 2014

Ira writes:

Bad news today. One of the Car Talk guys, Tom Magliozzi, is dead at 77.