How to Watch This American Life Online in The UK

Seasons: 2

Released: 2007–2009

Rated: TV-14

8.3/10

Updated: 25th Oct, 2021
Genres: Documentary
Director: N/A

The cast of This American Life

Ira Glass

What is This American Life about?

National Public Radio's long-running documentary series makes the leap to TV, telling stories culled from all across the nation. Host Ira Glass (who's pulling double-duty on the TV show as he's also the host on radio) and a team of filmmakers spend months on the road finding stories they think would be interesting to viewers -- stories involving Iowa pig farms, an Illinois hot-dog stand and a man who spends several hours a day in his family's mausoleum, among other tales. Many of the stories featured on the show were originally told on the radio show, with video added for the TV audience.

Where to watch This American Life


Rent or Stream with iTunes.

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