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This American Life

TV14Documentaries • Talk & InterviewTV Series2007

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

Based on the award-winning and wildly popular public radio show, ...More

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Reality Check
Episode 1

Reality Check

Three stories of failed attempts to realize dreams.
Growth Spurt
Episode 2

Growth Spurt

People try to positively change their lives through willpower.
The Camera Man
Episode 3

The Camera Man

Segments focusing on cameramen, including an animated short.
God's Close-Up
Episode 4

God's Close-Up

In episode 104, people try to get closer to God through pictures as a group of people gather every month in the Mojave Desert hoping to take God's photo, and an artist serves dinner to his Jesus model, his atheist girlfriend, and her religious father.
My Way
Episode 5

My Way

In episode 105, four stories explore the cost of stubbornness: a man refuses to acknowledge some important events in his wife's life; a 14-year-old boy decides he will never, ever fall in love; a politician attempts to win an election without telling a single lie; a man who continues doing a job during an emergency when most people would probably stop.
Pandora's Box
Episode 6

Pandora's Box

Three stories about human beings trying to fix things that don't need to be fixed.

About this Show

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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