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This American Life: :  -- 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.


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Release Date:
22 March 2007 (USA) See more »
An anthology of true stories pertaining to various themes are illustrated.
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast [1])

Ira Glass ... Himself (12 episodes, 2007-2008)

Series Directed by
Christopher Wilcha (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Adam Beckman (2 episodes, 2008)
Series Writing credits
Nancy Updike (1 episode, 2007)
Ira Glass (1 episode, 2008)

Series Produced by
Alex Blumberg .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mary Anderson Casavant .... associate producer / coordinating producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Ken Druckerman .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jane Feltes .... producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jocelyn Hayes .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Julie Snyder .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Banks Tarver .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Nancy Updike .... executive producer / producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Christine Vachon .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kevin Vargas .... line producer / producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Christopher Wilcha .... co-executive producer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Robyn Semien .... producer (6 episodes, 2008)
Series Cinematography by
Adam Beckman (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Series Film Editing by
Joe Beshenkovsky (10 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tom Donahue (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Makeup Department
Kari Bauce .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Production Management
Jeremy Gould .... production manager / production supervisor (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Michael Mezaros .... post-production supervisor (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Series Sound Department
Lou Teti .... sound designer / sound re-recording mixer / ... (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Michael Legum .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
Shawn Bell .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2008)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jeremy Gould .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2008)
Series Editorial Department
Jenny Golden .... supervising editor (6 episodes, 2007)
Benjamin Murray .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 2007)
Robyn Semien .... associate editor (6 episodes, 2007)
Nadia Brittingham .... first assistant editor (6 episodes, 2008)
Veronica Rutledge .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2008)
Jasmin Way .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2008)
Mike Nuget .... on-line editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Ira Schweitzer .... colorist (2 episodes, 2007)

Shaun Sindelman .... assistant editor (unknown episodes, 2007)
Series Music Department
Jane Feltes .... music supervisor (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Series Other crew
Rich Brush .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Alicia A. Murphy .... assistant production office coordinator / transcriber (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Liz Hodes .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2008)
Cory Monden .... technical operations manager (6 episodes, 2008)
Anthony L. Fisher .... logger (3 episodes, 2007)
William Jackson .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2007)
Ernest Belding .... location scout (2 episodes, 2007)
Ryan B. Finkel .... legal - clearance coordinator (2 episodes, 2007)
Owen Strock .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2008)

Douglass Anthony Brown .... utility production assistant (unknown episodes, 2006)
John Crotteau .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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USA:22 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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1 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
See Comments, 22 September 2007
Author: CarlyMorris from United States

This American life has always been an interesting piece of Americana. I have been listening for years. The music they select is always of the most interesting nature. I always liked Jim Ward Morris' work when it was played on the radio and I'm glad to see their still using his work from the album, "Ten Instrumentals for Film and Radio"

I will say that it's too bad that Ira Glass has altered it from it's original nature: a showing various American lives from the their perspective. It seems like Ira has gotten a little too excited about TV and now he's doing a reality show.

I say it's aces for the music, and it's alright for TV, but it's original honesty and empathy have been lost.

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