This American Life Episode Guides
People who are escaping home without going very far away. In Philadelphia, teenage boys find ways to impress girls and break out of the confines of their families, using a mode of transport that's been obsolete in their neighborhood since the 19th century: horses. 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.
Going Down in History
A group of Wisconsin prisoners become local celebrities after nearly escaping from prison by using dental floss.
Scenes from a Marriage
Graphic novelist Chris Ware animates this true story that shows that every marriage is a courtroom. A husband is obsessed with a legal battle.
An Iraqi comes to America after leaving his war-torn country and sets out on a trip across America to let U.S. citizens ask him questions about any subject.
There's a whole world of boxing way down the food chain from championship fights, and the stakes are high even without media hype and massive cash prizes. Two boxers in Tennessee who've known each other all their lives face off in a match that neither can afford to lose.
The story of John Smith is told through the lives of different people, from all across America, named John Smith.
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