Announcing Serial

Jul 2, 2014

Ira writes:

I have exciting news today. We’re starting a new show! We’ve never done this before. It’s coming out in the fall.

Ira's Backstage Speech

Jun 25, 2014

Ira writes:

Shortly before we went onstage to do our show at BAM this month, all the performers gathered backstage for a last pre-show confab.


Jun 24, 2014
In our May 9, 2014 show "Call For Help" there was a factual error that we want to correct.

"What The Heck I Gotta Do" Video

Jun 24, 2014

Ira writes:

Hi everyone! Here’s video of the first song of our musical from this week’s show. The director was Michael Mayer, who directed Spring Awakening, Hedwig and American Idiot on Broadway. Choreography by Lorin Latarro, another Broadway veteran.

This Friday: Download Video of Our Biggest Live Show Ever!

Jun 16, 2014


Ira writes:

Hi everyone!

Radio Distribution Announcement

May 28, 2014

Ira here.

A few months ago we announced that Public Radio International was no longer going to be our distributor, starting in July. Today we’re announcing what we’re doing instead. It’s this: we’re going to distribute the show ourselves.

What’s this mean to you? Nothing! This American Life will remain on the same radio stations at the same times.

London Calling

May 2, 2014
On Sunday May 4th, This American Life will have its British debut on BBC Radio 4 Extra. They'll be broadcasting episodes from our archives for 13 weeks. We are glad about this.

We Want Your Stories About Being High

Apr 9, 2014

Hi friends,

We’re hoping you can help us with an upcoming episode. It’s about drug use – and the various, hopefully surprising things people do while under the influence. As with most of our shows, we’re planning to produce a mix of stories. Some will be on the lighter, funnier side. Others will deal with addiction and the darker aspects of drugs.