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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1200px Skeleton diagramThis week on This American Life, the country of Greece has this problem. Their cemeteries are too crowded. What that means is that three or four years after your grandma dies, you have to dig her up, get her bones to make room for somebody else. Unearthing your family’s bones. That’s this week on This American Life.

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!

(Photo: public domain)

291Hear the story of a couple who were unhappy for 27 years. He had a temper, she never really loved him. And then they split up. Divorced. And then, two years after that — to everybody’s surprise, especially their grown children — they fell in love and married each other again. And everything this time was different. How that could possibly be. That’s this week on This American Life.

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!

(Photo: Chance The Bull. Image by Ralph Fisher – via This American Life)

252During the period of the year with the highest turkey consumption, we bring you a This American Life tradition: Stories of turkeys, chickens, geese, ducks, fowl of all kinds, real and imagined, and their mysterious hold over us. That’s this week on This American Life.

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!

(Photo: Rob Walker/via This American Life)

this american lifeThis week on This American Life: The nine-year-old boy who’s like the king of the tent city that sits right across the Mexican border in Matamoros where there are thousands of people with no proper supply of food, water, toilets … People get kidnapped by the cartels. A nurse who works in refugee camps around the world told me this is the worst one she’s ever seen. Refugee camps that we don’t call refugee camps right at our country’s doorstep. That’s this week on This American Life.

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!

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