An insider guide to the people and the stories shaping America today.
Presidential doctrine: a thing of the past, or a must-have for President Obama?
The politics and personalities of US presidents
With no licence fee, how does public broadcasting survive in the US?
"Live free or die" says the US's most libertarian state. What is American libertarianism?
Gore Vidal; the USA's history and current relationship with debt; and ducks too.
As Americans recover from the Thanksgiving holiday, Americana examines US food choices.
The British author Jonathan Raban presents the programme from Seattle
As President Obama heads to India, Americana looks at the impact of India on US culture
An insider guide to the people and the stories shaping America today
Matt Frei talks to Michelle Malkin, one of America's most prolific right-wing commentators
Matt Frei talks to author Alice Walker and Harvard's Robert Putnam on faith in the US.
The anatomy of a recall, US style. Matt Frei talks to the mayor of North Pole, Alaska.
Conservative economist Thomas Sowell on how America's greatness is being dismantled.
Simon Winchester examines American communication: from guns, to the press, to lighthouses.
Americana takes a trip to the beach - with the original beach boy himself, Brian Wilson.
This week Matt Frei asks whether the 'American empire' is on the wane.
Presenter David Willis searches out what motivates Americans
James Reynolds presents Americana with a view from the South.
Americana plugs in and connects with a look at technology and the internet in the US.