This American Life Mobile Apps
Those of you who resolved to listen to more great radio are in for a treat. This American Life has collaborated with PRX to launch apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Android. You’ll get unprecedented access to the entire archive of TAL radio shows going back to 1995.
Listen to streaming audio of each radio show anytime you want. Explore extras like behind-the-scenes video with the show's producers, outtakes from the TV show, interviews between Ira Glass and Terry Gross, and some of Ira’s earliest radio productions. Get notified when the latest show is about to air, even if you're not in the app. Find shows by contributors like David Sedaris, Mike Birbiglia, Sarah Vowell and John Hodgman. Browse staff picks and keep your own favorites. View trailers and download episodes of the Showtime TV show. Save one show at a time for offline listening (save three on the iPad). Keep track of shows you've heard. Play episodes in the background while you do other stuff on your device.
About This American Life: TAL is mostly true stories of everyday people, but it’s also really hard to describe. Here’s what it’s not: It’s not a news show or a talk show or a call-in show. Instead, it’s stories that are like little movies for radio. There are funny moments and emotional moments and moments where the people in the story say interesting, surprising things about it all. It’s a public radio show for people who don’t necessarily like public radio. It’s produced by Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ) and distributed by Public Radio International.