This American Life 2 Seasons 2008
Amazon Instant Video
1. Escape Teenage boys find ways to impress girls using a mode of transport obsolete since the 19th century; a young man's fight for independence from his mother would be normal for most kids, except for some special circumstances.
2. Two Wars Two foreigners in the U.S., in the aftermath of two very different wars, try to make sense of life here.
3. Going Down In History A pair of convicts almost escape prison using dental floss; high school students pose for yearbook snapshots, which capture nothing of the drama in their lives; a man with a 30-year obsession with one particular bird.
4. Underdogs Two boxers in Tennessee who've known each other all their lives face off in a match that neither can afford to lose.
5. Every Marriage Is A Courtroom Tales of troubled marriages include an animated true story by cartoonist Chris Ware; and a real-life look at a husband whose legal obsession causes serious trouble with his spouse.
6. John Smith The true life stories of several Americans with the name John Smith, from an 11-week-old boy whose parents expected a girl, to a 46-year-old Texan, welcoming his son home from Iraq.
7. No Respect A bonus second-season edition comprised of material produced for the This American Life web site, a look at comedians and their audiences includes segments about unknown comics performing for a rowdy crowd at a club in the middle of nowhere, and a piece…
|Director||Christopher Wilcha, Adam Beckman|
|Starring||Johnny Depp, Ira Glass|
|Producers||Alex Blumberg, Mary Anderson Casavant, Ken Druckerman, Jane Feltes, Jocelyn Hayes, Robyn Semien, Julie Snyder, Banks Tarver, Nancy Updike, Christine Vachon, Kevin Vargas, Christopher Wilcha|
|Purchase rights||Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details|
|Format||Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)|
It's sad that they are no longer producing the show.
With almost five hours worth of video including the extras, it's very over-compressed and some of the gorgeous cinematography really suffers.
The comedian Mike Birbiglia who is said to appear in the episode never appears in the 15 minutes and 40 seconds of footage.
Ira Glass and TAL stories on video. What's not to like? I am a videographer, and I feel like I learn things every time I watch an episode. They are inventive storytellers.Published 1 month ago by J. Painter
Great listening. Funny, sharp, witty, amazing stories. Good for everyone. A great gift. I highly recommend this c.d.Great stuff! Great buy.Published 8 months ago by JF
I am an avid listener and keeps me company on iPod while walking. The stories will blow your mind - humans are amazing and beyond belief! Read morePublished 8 months ago by NVReader/Viewer
It's too bad this only lasted two seasons on TV - I understand that Ira was having trouble doing both (the radio program and the TV program) - if you like the radio program, you'll... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jake
Then you will like the tv show. I only wish there were more seasons. Season one is better than the second, but both are worth having if you're a die hard TAL fan.Published 19 months ago by Jess G.
Every episode is interesting. Great content, editing and delivery. I would recommend to anyone. It's sad that they are no longer producing the show. Read morePublished on May 22, 2012 by Jonathan Thurmond
This show always amazes me. Beautifully cinematography coupled with intriguing stories -- what more could you ask for?? Read morePublished on November 7, 2010 by Key Frame Boy
Ira Glass and crew are masters of story-telling on radio and TV. Season Two is even better than Season One.
I know they're on hiatus from TV for now. Read more
I purchased this episode not noticing that the Amazon product details note the episode length as 16 minutes, when the actual episode when aired on Showtime was 30 minutes long. Read morePublished on February 6, 2010 by J. Larsen