This American Life
Fridays 7:00 p.m., Saturdays 2:00 p.m.
- Hosted by Ira Glass
The weekly program explores a 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.
Friday, September 19
Saturday, September 20
This week we bring you little-known and surprising stories of how all sorts of institutions—from a controversial legal precedent to a Hollywood teen dance flick—began.