About this title


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 radio host) and a team of filmmakers spends 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.

Country: United States

Type: unscripted

Status: Ended

Language: English

Release Date: March 22, 2007

Also Known As: Эта американская жизнь, This American Life


Company Credits

Production Co: Killer Films, Left / Right Docs, Left/Right


Johnny Depp
G.J. Echternkamp
as Self
Ira Glass
as Self
Mark Westhusin
as Self - Director of Reproductive Sciences at Texas A&M
Louis Ortiz
as Self
Milo Finch
as Ghosts of Pasha
Frank Garcia
as Self
Barbara Beneville
as Self
Brody Stevens
as Self
Rosie Tran
as Self
Chris Partyka
as Ghosts of Pasha
Duncan Trussell
as Self
Cynthia Brown
as Self

Seasons & Episodes

Season 1

2007 | 6 Episodes

Season 2

2008 | 7 Episodes


Awards & NominationsSee full list »

Gold Derby TV Award 2007


Gold Derby TV Award

Special Class Program

Primetime Emmy 2007


Primetime Emmy

Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming


Primetime Emmy

Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming


Primetime Emmy

Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming

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