Official app for the public radio program This American Life, giving you access to the show's full archive.

You can download an unlimited number of episodes for offline listening. You can also bookmark episodes to listen to later, and track your progress through our archive by marking stories as heard.

Browse and download episodes hand-picked by the show's host, Ira Glass, and our staff. Use our new search and filter functions to find your favorite stories by topic, contributor, and year.

This American Life is produced in collaboration with WBEZ Chicago and delivered to stations by PRX, The Public Radio Exchange. This app was developed by Hypergiant.

What’s New

Version 4.3.9

This update addresses some behind-the-scenes stuff and shouldn’t change anything for users. Email us at with your feedback or feature requests.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Grimmswede ,

Worth every cent for the full archive!

It's a treasure trove...

Gip-be ,


Do yourself a favour and get this app.

domschaep ,

Awesome content but buggy as hell

TAL is one of my favourite shows but the app is crazy buggy. Most of the time it will do nothing when you press play or just crash.
I hardly heard any of the new shows since i updated, can i have the old version back?

App Privacy

The developer, This American Life, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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