This American Life

This American Life (TAL ) is a one-hour, weekly radio program transmitted, which is produced by the U.S. Chicago Public Radio and worldwide available as a podcast is. The focus of the show hosted by Ira Glass consignment are reports that are always dedicated to a specific topic and are sometimes supplemented by essays or short stories. TAL has been sent for the first time on 17 November 1995, at that time under the title Your Radio Playhouse.

The contributions of This American Life have won a number of awards, including the Peabody Award, the George Polk Award and prices of the Chicago Third Coast International Audio Festival. The program reaches about 1.8 million listeners each week and is downloaded half a million times as a podcast.