WHO DOES IT
Hosted and produced by veteran radio personality Ira Glass aka ‘the Podfather’; a funny, slightly goofy but brilliant journalist with a warm, inclusive banter. Glass and his team of award-winning producers started This American Life (TAL) in 1995. Today, it’s listened to weekly by nearly 5 million people around the world.
TYPE OF PODCAST
Beautifully produced, some of the most bizarre, heart-wrenching and improbable stories you will ever hear happen on TAL. In their own words, they ‘do journalism, but an entertaining kind of journalism that’s built around plot. In other words, stories! Our favourite sorts of stories have compelling people at the centre of them, funny moments, big feelings, surprising plot twists, and interesting ideas. Like little movies for radio.’
YOU’LL LOVE THIS PODCAST IF…
...you appreciate great story-telling and intriguing interviews, if you want to be entertained while you’re driving or cooking dinner (no watching required), or if you’ve just got really noisy children and need to escape for 48 minutes (cue headphones & PLAY). And if you’re a fan of Humans of New York, this is a no-brainer.
EAR WORM EPISODES
All-time favourites are #109 Notes on Camp; #489 No Coincidence, No Story; #556 Same Bed, Different Dreams; #513 129 Cars. But another good place to start is the list at Recommendations: New to This American Life.
FIND IT AT
Subscribe, stream or download via your preferred podcast app; download the TAL app onto your device; or listen via the Website.