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
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2.9
User ratings
3380
Installs
50,000+
Concerns
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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.

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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
Aug 23, 2014
Always something wrong. Whether it is sudden crashes or absolutely no playback ability after pause or small but bothersome bugs there is always something that needs fixed. My guess is the same people who where in charge of oboma care registration built this app. Very surprised tal would put their name behind this. Perhaps they should do a show on how abhorrent this app is. I can honestly say this has made me listen to tal less.
A Google User
Aug 23, 2014
Doesn't work!
A Google User
Aug 22, 2014
Crashes Crashes often. I find that if I clear the cache and force stop, it will start again. I suspect that something remains incompletely closed if the Bluetooth gets cut off while it is playing, such as when you receive a call or you shut off your car. I am experimenting with closing it completely before I shut off the car. So far, that allows it to restart without problems, provided I wait until my Bluetooth is fully initialized after my car starts. This still is an issue if a car interrupts. Look into this.
A Google User
Aug 22, 2014
Updated app still not fixed Downloaded shows only play 1 time out of 10,if I'm lucky. Often the app will freeze if I pause it. Other times the app can't fast forward or rewind. The shows sometimes only download partially. Doesn't even stream with wifi. Bumping down my rating from 2 to 1 star. I love this show! Please fix the app issues!
A Google User
Aug 22, 2014
Need to uninstall to get new episodes New episodes won't load. Does not refresh.