This American Life

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

Season 2, Episode 1 Escape

First Aired: May 4, 2008

The second season begins in Philadelphia, where teenage boys find ways to impress girls and break away from the confines of their families, using a mode of transport that has been obsolete in their neighborhood since the 19th century. Also: a young man's fight for independence from his mother would be a normal and healthy step for any kid, were it not for some very specialized circumstances.

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  • Premiered: March 22, 2007
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: Offbeat tales involving everyday people are chronicled in this series adapted from a popular PBS radio show. (more)

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