This American Life

September 2015
51:00

Season 2, Episode 6 (John Smith)

3.0 66 x
The story of one life, told through the lives of people from all over the country, all named John Smith.
29:00

Season 2, Episode 7 (No Respect)

3.0 33 x
This episode examines comedians and their audiences. It includes segments about performing for a rowdy crowd, and a piece about Mike Birbiglia's worst gig ever.
28:00

Season 2, Episode 5 (Every Marriage Is A Courthouse)

3.0 60 x
Hosted by Ira Glass, each episode explores one theme through first-person storytelling. We see three people who hatched plans in the hopes of making their dreams come true, but were snapped back to reality by their outcomes.
25:00

Season 2, Episode 4 (Underdogs)

3.0 68 x
There's a whole world of boxing way down the food chain from championship fights, and the stakes are high even without massive cash prizes. Two boxers in Tennessee face off in a match that neither can afford to lose.
29:00

Season 2, Episode 3 (Going Down In History)

3.0 26 x
Stories of people trying to make, and remake, history, while others go down in history in ways they never intended.
28:00

Season 2, Episode 2 (Two Wars)

3.0 26 x
Two foreigners try to make sense of life in the United States in the aftermath of two very different wars.
29:00

Season 2, Episode 1 (Escape)

3.0 81 x
A young man's fight for independence from his mother would be a normal and healthy step for any kid, were it not for some very specialised circumstances.
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