“This American Life” is a public radio show that offers a glimpse into the lives of real Americans through quirky stories and interviews. Each week, they feature a theme and the radio show includes different kinds of stories about that theme. One of my favorite episodes are “Somewhere Out There,” which explores the idea of soul mates, and “Matchmakers,” which focuses on (you guessed it) matchmakers.
For just $2.99, you’ll have access to almost every episode of the show ever produced. Tony and I love to listen to the podcasts on road trips, and with this app we won’t have to burn tons of CDs every time we take a trip.
It costs 99 cents per episode to download them individually. With almost 400 episodes in the catalog, this is an incredible price for portable streaming access to all of them. For a tour of the app and all its features by host Ira Glass himself, go here.
Take it from me, this is a fantastic way to spend $2.99. “This American Life” is absolutely the most interesting and entertaining radio show on the air, and you will love it. I promise.
If you don’t have an iPhone, you can stream episodes for free online. Take some time away from the TV this weekend to check it out.