This American Life

Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
  • Hosted by Ira Glass

This American Life features first-person stories and short fiction pieces that are touching, funny, and surprising. Hosted by Ira Glass, from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio.

Stuart Mullenberg

So, which show was it? What was the one show that you heard on public radio that first time that stopped you from continuing along the dial?

For many, it was a now-iconic program called This American Life.

The stories on This American Life were at turns hilarious, heartbreaking, and inspiring. And what made them stand out was not just how incredible they were, but the authenticity of the voices that told them.