This American Life is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 1.8 million listeners. There's a theme to each episode, and a variety of stories on that theme. It's mostly stories of everyday people, most often true, but sometimes not.
This American Life is produced by Chicago Public Media, distributed by Public Radio International, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards. From 2006-2008, Ira and company produced a television version of This American Life on the Showtime network, which won three Emmys. The show also co-produces, with NPR News, the economics podcast and blog Planet Money.