Friday - 7:00 pm / Saturday 9:00 am
Hosted by Ira Glass
 
TAL logo 2018ira glass 2This American Life is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 2.1 million listeners. There's a theme to each episode, and a variety of stories on that theme. It's mostly true stories of everyday people, though not always. There's lots more to the show, but it's sort of hard to describe. Probably the best way to understand the show is to start at our favorites page, http://www.thisamericanlife.org/favorites , though we do have longer guides to our radio show and our TV show. If you want to dive into the hundreds of episodes we've done over the years, there's an archive of all our old radio shows and listings for all our TV episodes, too.
Ira Glass Host and Executive Producer
Ira Glass started working in public radio in 1978, when he was 19, as an intern at NPR's headquarters in DC. Over the next 17 years, he worked on nearly every NPR news show and did nearly every production job they had: tape-cutter, desk assistant, newscast writer, editor, producer, reporter, and substitute host. He spent a year in a high school for NPR, and a year in an elementary school, filing stories for All Things Considered. He moved to Chicago in 1989 and put This American Life on the air in 1995.
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6 wide 76c5cTAL Sep25Stories of people who are tied together, but imagine radically different futures. In one case, a movie star and her ex-husband plot against Kim Jong-Il. In another, a woman stalks her doppleganger. And sometimes, one bed is the basis for an entire relationship, even for a man who almost never sees the person who shares his bed.

This American Life is heard every Friday night at 7:00 pm; repeating every Saturday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / Streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org /  On-demand with the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes App Store & Google Play!

 Find our complete programming schedule here.

(Photo: Courtesy of Choi Eun-Hee/via TAL)

this american lifeAt a time when going to the movies is mostly out of the question, we bring the movies to you.

This American Life is heard every Friday night at 7:00 pm; repeating every Saturday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / Streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org /  On-demand with the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes App Store & Google Play!

 Find our complete programming schedule here.

this american lifeHear an excerpt from a story from 1998, during the early days of the show. It’s about a teenager who’s doing drugs and selling drugs and realizes his dad has been tape recording his phone calls.

Also, Ira plays clips from a recent story by Miki Meek, in an episode about schools reopening during the pandemic.

Then, Ira plays a story from before coronavirus, when people could gather in theaters. It’s from one of our live shows – a story performed by Tig Notaro, about Taylor Dayne.

Finally, hear one of Ira’s favorite stories we’ve ever done, by David Wilcox, about his sister and his mom.

If you make a $60 donation, or just $5 a month, in support of This American Life and KRCB FM, you will get download access to 50 favorite episodes of This American Life as picked by Ira himself! He’ll tell you more about this exciting offer in the show.

This American Life is heard every Friday night at 7:00 pm; repeating every Saturday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / Streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org /  On-demand with the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes App Store & Google Play!

 Find our complete programming schedule here.

Support KRCB FM NorCal Public Media during our Fall Fundraiser! Visit norcalpublicmedia.org/donate and select a level of support that works for you! We have a variety of thank you gifts to choose from. Thanks for your ongoing support of local public media in the North Bay!

107Writer Sarah Vowell and her twin sister re-trace the "Trail of Tears" — the route their Cherokee ancestors took when expelled from their own land by President Andrew Jackson. On the way, Sarah and her sister visit the land they would have grown up in had the Cherokees not been expelled, Andrew Jackson's home, and the land in Oklahoma where the Cherokee nation settled (and where Sarah and her sister were born). They reflect on their own American-ness and Cherokee-ness, and on the more difficult question: What's history good for, anyway?

This American Life is heard every Friday night at 7:00 pm; repeating every Saturday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / Streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org /  On-demand with the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes App Store & Google Play!

 Find our complete programming schedule here.

 

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