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This documentary series takes a look at the lives of a wide range of people living and working in the U.S. Host Lisa Ling is well known for traveling to different areas of the world to get a story, but in this series remains firmly grounded in the U.S. where she looks at some of the most diverse cultures in the country.

Ling travels to different areas to interview those who are members of varied communities and groups; the host goes so far as to take part in some aspects of the communities she enters and reveals small pieces of information from her own life that are similar to the stories she is discussing in each documentary. Among the subjects of this documentary series are the phenomenon of sugar daddies and gay rodeo performers. During the series some of the edgier aspects of American life are also discussed, including the subjects of drug abuse and satanism.

This is Life with Lisa Ling is a Documentary & Biography series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (50 episodes). The series first aired on September 28, 2014. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6.

This is Life with Lisa Ling is available for streaming on the CNN website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch This is Life with Lisa Ling on demand at HBO Max, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, iTunes online.

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on CNN
6 Seasons, 50 Episodes
September 28, 2014
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Lisa Ling
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This is Life with Lisa Ling Full Episode Guide

  • In the weeks leading up to New Year's Eve, Lisa Ling embeds with the NYPD to find out what it takes to keep NYC safe from terror threats.

  • Lisa Ling attends the country's largest swingers party in New Orleans and learns how the swinging lifestyle is evolving into a movement for total sexual freedom.

  • Lisa Ling meets two convicted female killers to explore what led them to their crimes, and the unique circumstances that connect the women who commit murder.

  • Lisa Ling explores our endless fascination with identical twins and the unfathomable bond shared between them.

  • Lisa Ling explores the inner workings of Mississippi's fastest-growing gang, The Simon City Royals, and how some members are walking away from the brotherhood and turning their lives around.

  • Lisa Ling gets a rare look inside the Marines' initiative to integrate the men and women in combat training, where they learn to fight and kill.

  • Lisa Ling delves into the world of benzodiazepine use and uncovers the troubling threat these drugs pose when used long term, and the challenges facing patients who try to quit.

  • Ling explores how pornography is shaping a generation's perception of sex and intimacy.

  • Lisa Ling explores a unique community of animal super-fans called furries.

  • Lisa Ling meets up with dads on the losing side of custody battles. She dives deep into the world of child support and lawyer fees from the perspective of different men fighting to be active fathers.

  • Lisa Ling travels to the Lily Dale Assembly, a cozy lakeside village in upstate New York that is a community of mediums.

  • Lisa Ling explores the lives of the children of mass murderers.

  • Lisa Ling goes in depth into the role technology plays in the mental health crisis.

  • Lisa Ling explores the revolution going on in how people think about genders. She meets individuals across the spectrum who are seeking acceptance from those closest to them.

  • Lisa Ling meets the law enforcement teams working to curb the crystal meth epidemic plaguing the people of Oklahoma.

  • Lisa Ling reports on the ultraviolent world of MS-13.