I Am America

5.0/5

Critic Rating

I Am America, presented by Tracee Ellis Ross, is a collection of audio portraits that expand our understanding of identity, the idea of community, and the possibility of our country. In each episode, you’ll hear the story of someone searching for belonging, hope, and joy, and the effect that their experience has on people around them.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Lauren Passell • Podcast The Newsletter Feb 20, 2023

"...it’s gorgeous.I enjoyed all three episodes I listened to, but the first one, about a man who starts a garden for an elementary school in Harlem, is a feel-good story that will absolutely put a smile on your face. Turn it on in a moment you’re feeling cynical about the world. This story illustrates that even though there are a lot of bad and scary shit happening out there, there are good people doing good things in their communities, making an impact on individual lives and making the world a better place. I Am America is a plea for us all to do the same."

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Score: 5

Alexi Duggins • The Guardian Feb 2, 2023

"...it’s Ellis-Ross’s weirdly profound intro and outro that’s most affecting..."

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