This American Life
In 2006, a new convert showed up at a mosque in Orange County, California, eager to study the Koran and make new friends.
Stories about people who were told that they're different. Some of them were comfortable with it. Some didn't understand it.
Stories about people in trouble, who look for help in mystifying places. A 15-year-old boy travels more than 1,000 miles, alone, to seek out his hero, whom he's never met.
We head to some of the happiest places on Earth: Amusement Parks! Jonathan Goldstein revisits one he worked at as a teen, Ira takes us behind the scenes at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, where the staff so loves their jobs they make music videos and other ...
Sometimes when something is happening right under your nose, it becomes even harder to notice than if it were happening in secret.
Stories of people betting on something with very bad odds, mostly because they have no other choice.
People pretending to be people they're not: sometimes it's harmless, sometimes it's harmful and sometimes it's hard to tell.
It used to be that the American expats in China were the big shots. They had the money, the status, the know-how.
In this show, sons and daughters get to find out the one thing they've always wanted to know about their father.
Stories about the casino game everyone thinks they can beat. In one, a woman gambles away her inheritance and then sues the casino, saying they're to blame.
Every crime scene hides a story. In this week's show, we hear about crime scenes and the stories they tell.
In 1982, the Guatemalan military massacred the villagers of Dos Erres, killing more than 200 people. Thirty years later, a Guatemalan living in the US got a phone call from a woman who told him that two boys had been abducted during the massacre -- and he...