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This American Life

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Offbeat tales involving everyday people are chronicled in this series adapted from a popular PBS radio show.

Premiered: March 22, 2007

Rating: TV-14

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John Smith Season 2, Episode 9 Jun 8, 2008 Paid

In this episode, we learn the true life stories of several people named John Smith: the parents of 11-week-old John Smith of South Carolina reel from revelation that he's a boy, when their sonogram predicted a girl; 23-year-old John Smith of Laramie, Wyoming, has made some mistakes and is appearing in front of a judge; and 46-year-old John Smith of Texas welcomes his son back from Iraq.

Every Marriage Is a Courtroom Season 2, Episode 8 Jun 1, 2008 Paid

Cartoonist Chris Ware animates a true story which demonstrates that every marriage, even the happiest, is a courtroom battle; a husband's obsession with a legal battle forces the most basic marital questions into the open: What do I need? And, what can I put up with?

No Respect Season 2, Episode 7 May 28, 2009 Subscription

In episode 207, 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 about Mike Birbiglia, a standup with a scathing routine about his worst gig ever.

John Smith Season 2, Episode 6 Jun 8, 2008 Subscription

In episode 206, the second season finale, stories of several people named "John Smith" are featured. The parents of 11-week-old John Smith of South Carolina reel from revelation that he's a boy, when their sonogram predicted a girl; 23-year-old John Smith of Laramie, Wyoming, has made some mistakes and is appearing in front of a judge; 46-year-old John Smith of Texas welcomes his son back from Iraq.