This American Life: True Stories from the World’s #1 Documentary Show
- English spoken
This American Life, opgericht door meesterverteller Ira Glass, is de meest succesvolle documentaire radioshow ter wereld. Elke week downloaden miljoenen luisteraars de nieuwste podcast vol onverwachte verhalen die Glass en zijn team uit de Amerikaanse werkelijkheid destilleerden. Minder bekend is de televisieversie van This American Life. Pluk de Nacht vertoont donderdag 12 augustus het beste uit de televisieversie en, doorlopend, de mooiste radiodocumentaires rondom het thema liefde.
On Thursday 12 August, as soon as it gets dark (around 21:30), we’ll be showing stories from the This American Life television show. In case of rain, the screening takes place inside a tent.
The entire evening will be hosted on screen by Ira Glass.
The program includes:
A television experiment. Cartoonist Chris Ware teams up with his animator, John Kuramoto, to make a cartoon version of a true story. Jeff Potter tells the story to host Ira Glass: about an art project, a bunch of first-graders, and how being behind the camera can rob you of your humanity even if the camera’s not real. Chris and John supply the visuals.
High school students in the Bronx pose for smiley yearbook snapshots, which capture nothing of the dramas in their lives.
Mike and his mom get caught up in a fight that lots of kids have with their parents. Except in their case, due to some very specialized circumstances, they go through the fight in slow motion, over the course of years.
The story of one life, told through the lives of seven people all over the United States who have one thing in common: they’re all named John Smith. Inspired by the article “The Life of John Smith” by Laura Blumenfeld. Baby John Smith is 11 weeks old, in South Carolina, and his parents are still reeling from the sonograms that all predicted he would be a girl. By the time he’s 23, John Smith in Laramie, Wyoming, has made some mistakes and is appearing in front of a judge. At 46, he’s in Texas, welcoming his oldest son back from Iraq. These and other in-depth portraits of people growing up, growing old, and figuring out how to be fathers, husbands, and men in America today. Joe Beshenkovsky won a 2009 Emmy Award for editing this episode.