That American Life
By Ira Class
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An in depth, documentary style show putting a magnifying glass to all of the little scratches and dents in life. Join Ira Class every month as he tells you stories from little towns in Kentucky, to huge places you couldn't even measure how big they are.
||ExplicitS02 E02 : "She's Got Class"||Ira goes to Full Scale University to meet a couple of app developers in a sorority that experiment with a new way of drinking.||3/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS02 E01 : "Dentist In Memphis"||Ira travels to Memphis Tennessee to interview a dentist that seems to have everything. Except one thing. Love.||2/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS01 E05 : "RoboShop"||Ira goes to Obamazon to investigate an offer for a free tablet.||2/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS02 E03 : "Mr. Time"||Ira goes back in time to reunite a pair of time-crossed lovers and to win back his iPad privileges.||1/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E04 : "Halloween Special"||Ira goes to a haunted house, pees himself and gets to hear three spooky stories from across the country.||10/30/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E03 : "Larryoke"||Ira gets the courage to go into a karaoke bar on the corner of his street after his wife forbids him. A new friend is made and Ira gets some insider tips on how to sing properly.||9/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Bottom Dollar" (short shorts w/Ira Class)||Join Ira on his new mini episode podcast "Short Shorts". This week Ira goes to meet a man named Lester who was recently laid off from his white collar job. Lesters hasn't had much luck finding a new place to work, but he's discovered...||8/25/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E02: "James And The Giant Punch" (w/special guest Yoni Wolf)||Ira travels to West Virgina to meet a guy that raised $1200 on Kickstarter to take MMA classes.||8/14/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS01 E01 : "You Only Live Twice"||Ira goes to Bloomington Indiana to interview two slam poets that are having some relationship issues. Ira thinks he can help, but he's gonna have to go undercover.||7/29/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
A poorly-executed parody
I get it. You're making fun of This American Life and its signature style.
I went into it with an open mind and even listened to a couple of episodes all the way through. Here's the thing, though - it gets tiresome really quickly. And once the humor of the impersonation of Ira Glass wears off (approximately 30 seconds into the first episode you'll listen to) you're left with nothing of substance.
You see, the thing that makes This American Life noteworthy and popular is the compelling manner in which stories are told. There's nothing compelling here. Just juvenile dreck.
I do, however, agree that the production value is very good. It's just that the content is completely lacking.
Could not be a better homage to This American Life! "Ira Class" totally nails it. Can't wait for the next episode!
Spot on parody
The comedy and production are top notch!