This American Life
Planning a road trip and in need of some listening material? AADL’s collection of the radio show This American Life might be the perfect solution. This American Life is a weekly public radio program that is broadcast on over 500 stations with over 1.8 million listeners. It is produced by Chicago Public Media, distributed by Public Radio International and can be heard on National Public Radio stations all over the country. The radio show has a simple format; each show has a theme and people share their stories based on the chosen theme. Stories range from two infant girls accidently switched at birth and what happens when the families finally find out the truth, to people who go to extremes to find and pursue their true love. Hosted by Ira Glass, the show often has guests the likes of David Sedaris and Sarah Vowell who offer delightfully funny stories that have you laughing out loud! In 2008 This American Life was brought to the screen and Season 1 and 2 DVDs can be check out of the AADL collection as well. Whether you choose to listen or watch This American Life, you won’t walk away disappointed with the slice of life stories from people of all walks of life.