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 Black Pixel.
Thanks to listener feedback, this update addresses some bugs with Dark Mode. Email us at email@example.com with your feedback or feature requests.
For us English leaners
There are a lot of very intelligent, interesting and fascinating stories out there in This American Life. I have been really into listening to the program for many years. But to be honest I can understand what they are talking about only if they have transcripts. When you listen to the program with its transcript, you’ll find it difficult to follow the transcript because it disappears constantly. So I’d like you to know that I’m pretty sure not that only me but a whole bunch of foreign people who learn English as a second language enjoy this program and most of them need transcripts. So I want you to fix and improve this issue. Thank you.
Just so many episodes
You can listen to every single episode from the past. Love this app
Don't work well
I can't see transcript of episodes.