This American Life

Saturdays at 12 p.m.
  • Hosted by Ira Glass

There's a theme to each episode of This American Life, and a variety of stories on that theme. Mostly we do journalism, but an entertaining kind of journalism that’s built around plot. Our favorite sorts of stories have compelling people at the center of them, funny moments, big feelings, surprising plot twists, and interesting ideas. It's mostly true stories of everyday people, though not always. Like little movies for radio.