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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3.5
User ratings
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Installs
100,000+
Concerns
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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
6 days ago
Great content - Buggy app I greatly enjoy listening to This American Life and the general layout and navigation of the app is great. However, once I start the app and load a podcast, I can't ever close it unless I turn off my phone completely. Even a restart leaves the app running. On the Galaxy S4 the last podcast I was listening to shows up on my lock screen. Also, once a podcast has been loaded, it's almost impossible to load a different one. A hard restart is needed to clear the app out of the cache. I have tried using the Android task manager and a third party app cleaner to get the app to close and clear the podcast from memory but that doesn't work either. Would love to know a tip to get the app to close properly.
A Google User
6 days ago
Love the show, annoyed with the app. This app is better than the old version but still not great, I constantly have issues with new shows not showing up and with it crashing. Pretty frustrating since I completely love this show.
A Google User
6 days ago
Great show 5 stars for content but This app is a dud one star for sure but the show is great so I still listen almost daily. This app is almost guaranteed to crash when, pausing the show,opening another app, when you receive a phone call , when you receive a text message and when you look to the north while whistling and petting a dog. Seriously this thing crashes more than Harrison Ford
A Google User
May 28, 2015
Great radio show, app is very buggy. I've been listening to this radio show for a few years now and enjoy it immensely. It is great to be able to access the entire catalog through this app. That being said, the app leaves a lot to be desired. First, it constantly crashes and despite numerous reports sent, no fixes have been made. Second, the pause function works, but after being paused for a length of time, hour or more, and returning to listen where you left off the app will either crash or play in a different spot than you paused.
A Google User
May 27, 2015
Love the show but... The app doesn't work! Well it does but it is SO glitchy and never updates to the current show. Please fix guys cause I've got a long commute and I listen daily.
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