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This American Life

Based on the award-winning and wildly popular public radio show, host Ira Glass boldl...more

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Episode 1

Escape

In episode 201, the second season debut, people escape from home without going very far. In Philadelphia, teenage boys find ways to impress girls using a mode of transport obsolete since the 19th century; a young man's fight for independence from his mother would be normal for most kids, except for some special circumstances.
Episode 2

Two Wars

Two foreigners try to make sense of life in the US.
Episode 3

Going Down in History

Stories of people making (or trying to remake) history.
Episode 4

Underdogs

Two boxers can't afford to lose; kids fight bullies with humor.
Episode 5

Every Marriage Is a Courtroom

Marriages that endure various legal battles and issues.
Episode 6

John Smith

The true life stories of three Americans named "John Smith."
Episode 7

No Respect

A bonus edition of material produced for the "This American Life" web site.

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This American Life

Based on the award-winning and wildly popular public radio show, host Ira Glass boldly brings us the people we forget to notice and the places we don't think to go, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary.

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