This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
Not long ago, Republicans in Ohio passed a constitutional amendment to end gerrymandering in the state. And then a funny thing happened. The same Ohio Republicans drew electoral maps that violated their own constitutional amendment. They?ll be using them in this week?s midterm elections. We try to understand how that could happen.
Two people go on excavations of their families? pasts. Including the first episode of the new podcast, ?We Were Three,? hosted by our longtime producer, Nancy Updike, and from Serial Productions and The New York Times.