This American Life

This American Life


Every episode of the hit public radio show "This American Life," on your Android phone or tablet. Listen to the new episode every week, and stream the entire catalogue of 500+ episodes dating back to 1995. Plus get access to exclusive app extras, download 5 episodes for offline listening, and more.

Recent changes:
2.2.7:
* Much smaller application package
* Fix display of reruns in "This Week" position.
* Stability
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Recently:
* Faster startup time, and much faster scrolling on the big list.
* Favorites and Unheard episodes get their own filterable sections in the menu.
* Download 5 episodes for offline listening
* Notification can be dismissed by pausing within the app or pressing the X in the notification.
* Stability improvements. Please keep submitting error reports, it helps us find issues.
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$2.99
68
3.4
User ratings
5936
Installs
50,000+
Concerns
1
File size
3402 kb
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About This American Life
Every episode of the hit public radio show "This American Life," on your Android phone or tablet. Listen to the new episode every week, and stream the entire catalogue of 500+ episodes dating back to 1995. Plus get access to exclusive app extras, download 5 episodes for offline listening, and more.

Recent changes:
2.2.7:
* Much smaller application package
* Fix display of reruns in "This Week" position.
* Stability
-------
Recently:
* Faster startup time, and much faster scrolling on the big list.
* Favorites and Unheard episodes get their own filterable sections in the menu.
* Download 5 episodes for offline listening
* Notification can be dismissed by pausing within the app or pressing the X in the notification.
* Stability improvements. Please keep submitting error reports, it helps us find issues.

User reviews of This American Life
I had this application on my old iPhone 3G and it was my favorite app. Worked flawlessly. On my Samsung Epic, the app crashes immediately upon playing any audio. Back when it was functioning, (older version) all episodes would restart after 15 minutes, there was no way to skip forward or backwards in an episode, it would just start over from the beginning when you tried to seek throughout the track.
Dec 6, 2010
Occassional crashes or stops playing
Nov 11, 2010
Landscape mode, please.
Nov 2, 2010
I feel just a little better knowing This American Life is always close to me. Thank you Ira - Chicago rules! SGSV
Oct 20, 2010
Love the show - but the app works terribly. I get cut off in the middle all the time - and if my reception dies for a minute, the program doesn't respond at all. Also - no way to pause a show in the middle and come back a few hours later at the same spot
Oct 19, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Feb 18, 2015
Great value I'm so happy with this app because you can't beat the price for the quality and volume of content. The app is itself isn't necessarily the most stable or user friendly, but I like that it lets you save 5 episodes offline-- nice for traveling.
A Google User
Feb 18, 2015
Makes workday fly by Love the stories, love the people. I listen for hours while I work.
A Google User
Feb 18, 2015
This American Life is awesome but the app itself is lacking. It crashes often. Basically each time I open it, it crashes but once it opens its fine. I love having all of the episodes at my disposal. In some cases you can find stories by your favorite reporter. I definitely don't regret buying it even with all of the crashes. I use a Samsung Galaxy s5.
A Google User
Feb 18, 2015
Amazing.
A Google User
Feb 18, 2015
Absolutely love the show, but the app could be better. App is unfortunately a bit buggy but I still love the show and love being able to listen on mobile.