There’s a reason podcasts are taking the world by storm: The audio medium is all about drawing listeners in with a story. Whether true crime, news, history, or comedy, podcast episodes are each built upon the show’s ability to spin a tale through the magic of the microphone. Perhaps no one knows this better than host Ira Glass and the team behind This American Life.
Originating back in 1995, This American Life is widely considered to be one of the most influential podcasts, as well as one of the most listened-to audio shows in the world, with more than 700 episodes. Over 2.2 million listeners tune in each week across 500 public radio stations in the U.S, and another 3.1 million people download each episode—so it’s no surprise that the show has spawned other gifted and prolific podcasters, shows, and companies. And as of today, you’ll be able to stream This American Life on Spotify.
That’s right. This American Life is available on Spotify alongside its spinoff, S-Town, and the other shows that were featured on or inspired by This American Life, including NPR’s Planet Money, Heavyweight, and Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel. In fact, Gimlet, which Spotify acquired in 2019, was co-founded by Alex Blumberg, a This American Life alum.
Stream the most recent episode of This American Life now.