This American Life
- 2 Seasons
The television program This American Life is based on the radio show of the same name that airs on National Public Radio, also known as NPR. Host Ira Glass of WBEZ in Chicago hosts both the radio show and the television show. Each episode the show discusses a theme and then tells the stories of everyday Americans that go with that theme. They touch on subjects like racism, family life, and social issues. This isn't a show about pop culture or a reality television show, even though it is a non-fiction program. These are stories that everyone can relate to and the cover the full spectrum of human emotion. Some episodes will make you laugh, some will make you cry, some are even quirky, but they will always leave you feeling like you've learned something about being an American and the challenges and struggles that come with living in this country.