This American Life

Saturday at noon on news and talk, Sunday at 4:00 p.m on classical and news and 6:00 p.m on news and talk
  • Hosted by Ira Glass

So usually we just say what we're not. We're not a news show or a talk show or a call-in show. We're not really formatted like other radio shows at all. Instead, we do these stories that are like movies for radio. There are people in dramatic situations. Things happen to them. There are funny moments and emotional moments and—hopefully—moments where the people in the story say interesting, surprising things about it all. It has to be surprising. It has to be fun.