This American Life

Mondays, 1 - 2pm; Saturdays, 1 - 2pm
  • Hosted by Ira Glass

This American Life documents and describes contemporary America, but it is, quite literally, a new kind of radio storytelling. ubsequent file delivery. Built around the innovative personal vision of host Ira Glass, the program explores a weekly theme -- fiascos, conventions, the job that takes over your life -- through a playful mix of radio monologues, mini-documentaries, "found tape," short fiction, and unusual music.