The story of a company—or maybe it's a movement?—that has hundreds of people posting enthusiastic videos about it online.
Two brothers take a doomed road trip through Mexico. Plus other stories of feeling lost and trying to figure out how to move ahead.
People struggling with regrets—big and small—that take root and have to be dealt with.
If a Border Patrol agent is not actually at the border, do you have to obey him?
When routines get too mundane, sometimes you just have to hold your breath and jump.
This school in Brooklyn is trying to avoid suspensions, detentions and basically all other forms of traditional punishment.
There's no agreement about how teachers should discipline students. And there's evidence that some of the most popular punishments may harm kids.
Ira talks about tweeting and Shakespeare.
Ira recounts a time that bleeping a swear word on Minnesota Public Radio went horribly wrong.
When we launched Serial, we learned how many people still didn’t know how to hear a podcast. Ira asked an octogenarian friend, Mary Ahearn, to help him explain it.
The pilot episode of Serial, hosted by Sarah Koenig.
Read our questions and their responses.
An unprecedented look inside one of the most powerful, secretive institutions in the country.
Little-known and surprising stories of how all sorts of institutions began.
School board disputes are pretty common, but not like this one.
Kim filed a $5-million lawsuit against Trainum and the D.C. Metropolitan PD.
Alex Blumberg tells the incredible, sweat-stains-and-all saga of a man fumbling through starting a new business. And the man is: himself.
S-Town host and This American Life Senior Producer Brian Reed spoke about the three key elements of a good story: action, reflection, and stakes.
Photos from "A Not-So-Simple Majority."
Stories where people recite words that have the power to change their lives.
Jonathan found the book in his apartment recently and decided to look into the magical claims the book made.
Stories where one person's powerlessness is transformed when they discover they have backup. And what happens when that backup goes away.
An update on a story from episode 530, "Mind Your Own Business."
A cellphone hidden in a bag of chips starts a messy turf war between the FBI and a local sheriff.
A Japanese reality show contestant has to enter sweepstakes from magazines to win enough sustenance to survive.
A video of Ira talking to the cast and crew before we went onstage at BAM.
Like a real Broadway show, our cast recorded the whole thing in one session.
In our most ambitious live show, we turn journalism into a Broadway musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Stories of people who go one way, and then, for what ever reason, turn around and go the exact opposite direction.
Photos from rehearsals, backstage and the performance.
Our most ambitious live show ever! Nearly 50 actors, singers, dancers, musicians, and comedians onstage including Sasheer Zamata, Stephin Merritt, Mike Birbiglia, and an original mini-musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
A woman wakes up from a coma having forgotten that she'd divorced her husband. And Molly Ringwald watches The Breakfast Club with her daughter.
Stories of people coming to terms with being in serious trouble.
Mike will receive credit for the entire time that he was accidentally out of prison.
Alex Blumberg talks to his dad about the daily pot habit he had while Alex was growing up.
We ask the people who work at a hospice facility some personal questions about death and dying.
A pedophile who has never acted on his impulses starts an online support group to help himself and others like him.
The Florida State Attorney released a report on the shooting of Ibragim Todashev.
They're small. And they're cuddly. But sometimes it feels as though our babies were replaced with demon replicas.
Stories of people who are coming to terms with the places they call home.
Last May, the FBI killed a guy in Florida who was loosely linked to the Boston Marathon bombings.
An update on our story about women in the Orthodox Jewish community whose husbands refuse to give them a divorce.
We collaborated with Google on the Valentine's Day Google Doodle.
A clerical error allowed a convicted man to walk free for 13 years. Then the justice system realized its mistake.
We made six mini-love stories for the Google team.
David Sedaris tells us how losing a sister prompted a family reunion, and an impulse buy of an oceanfront cottage big enough for all of them.
Stories about how it sucks to be in limbo, and a man who absolutely loves listening to hold music.
Stories of valiant men attempting to do good in challenging circumstances: in war zones, department stores, public buses, and at the bottom of a cave 900 feet underground.