Pandora is bringing the next chapter of binge-worthy entertainment to listeners with the launch of This American Life, the award-winning podcast hosted by Ira Glass from the creators of Serial. New episodes will go live on Mondays and can be enjoyed via iOS, Android, tablet or on the web.
Whether commuting to work, perfecting your downward dog, food prepping or online shopping, immerse yourself in engaging and informative narratives that bring the human experience to life. Each episode takes on a single theme with a variety of stories, divided into parts so you can skip forward, replay something you missed, or if you need to take a break, you can pick up where you left off.
5 Fun Facts about This American Life:
Phil Collins taught the art of writing the perfect break-up song during an episode about heartache.
Summer Roberts referred to it on The O.C. as “That show by those hipster know-it-alls who talk about how fascinating ordinary people are.”
Alt-rock group OK Go was their house band for live performances.
Johnny Depp narrated “Escape,” an episode of the Emmy-Award winning This American Life TV Series.
Host Ira Glass made cameo appearances as himself in Veronica Mars, 30 Rock, American Dad!, Bojack Horseman, Modern Family and The Simpsons.
“Pandora listeners loved Serial, to the tune of over 15.6 million streams of Season One and Season Two,” said Chris Phillips, chief product officer, Pandora. “There’s a huge appetite for a wider range of entertainment and deeper listening experience, and we can’t wait to introduce our listeners to the compelling storytelling in This American Life.”
“Putting Serial on Pandora was an experiment, because we really didn’t know if their listeners wanted to tune into hour-long stories. As it turns out… millions of them did!” said Ira Glass, executive producer of Serial and host of This American Life. “We hope and believe that the same thing will be true for This American Life, and Pandora will turn their listeners into fans. Because, you know, we like it when people listen.”
Haven’t caught on to the This American Life phenomenon yet? Not a problem. We’ve lined up an assortment of episodes in the station to get you warmed up. Simply add the This American Life station, and let the exploration (and obsession) begin.