This American Life

Saturday 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

man sitting a desk with a microphone A playful mix of radio monologues, mini-documentaries, "found tape," short fiction and unusual music used to explore a theme — fiascos, conventions, the job that takes over your life — during each weekly program. Built around the innovative personal vision of host Ira Glass, "This American Life," quite literally, pioneered a new kind of radio storytelling.

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