This American Life

This American Life

Season One

DVD - 2008
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Join host Ira Glass and his company, as they bring a different theme to life each week, in the format of the popular Chicago radio show by the same name.
Publisher: [United States] : Showtime Entertainment : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, [2008]
Copyright Date: ♭2008
ISBN: 9781415738009
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4472 T3493 2008
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (168 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Nov 30, 2016

There were only 2 seasons of the documentary TV series modeled after the This American Life radio program and podcast. I enjoyed the first season for the most part. There are a small number of segments that are difficult to watch, particularly the majority of the final Pandora's Box episode which shows life for pigs at a farm/factory in Iowa and the verbal exchange between customers and workers at The Wiener's Circle hot dog stand in Chicago (warning: very strong language in this segment). It's fitting that the episode is called Pandora's Box; you may want to avoid watching it, except for the shorter first segment on erasing memories which is very interesting.

BasilB Mar 05, 2012

Great stories! Wonderful, quirky format.


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