This American Life now on iTunes
Some very cool news for fans of This American Life, the Showtime version of the long-running public radio mainstay. The first season of the series is now available on iTunes for $1.99 per episode (six episodes total) or $10.99 for the whole season. You can also download the radio version for free, just in case you didn't know.
I'll admit I didn't get into This American Life, the radio series or the TV program, until recently after hearing for many years how compelling and well-made it is. Those people were right, and it's become a permanent fixture on both my Tivo and my iPod. If they made a This American Life pamphlet, I would subscribe to that, too.
This American Life reminds me, to some degree, of the works of Errol Morris, the documentary filmmaker with a knack for finding interesting people in unlikely places, or, perhaps more correctly, both This American Life and Morris' short-lived First Person prove everyone has a tale worth telling.
Also, host Ira Glass does mention the possibility of a DVD release, though nothing official just yet.