There's a theme to each episode, and a variety of stories on that theme. It's mostly true stories of everyday people, though not always. There's lots more to the show, but it's sort of hard to describe. It's about people being people. This American Life Home
Stories of meddling, snooping, and just getting way, way up in other
people's business. A cellphone hidden in a bag of chips starts a messy turf war between the FBI
and a local sheriff; and a surprising handbook lets us peek into the secret world of professional
cheerleading. Plus: Studs Terkel.