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Sleepwalk With Me (DVD)
$18.00

Winner of a 2012 Audience Award at Sundance, comedian Mike Birbiglia wrote, directed and stars in this film co-written by Ira Glass and co-produced by This American Life. The plot is based on the true story Mike told for The Moth, which also appeared in our episode "Fear of Sleep," about an aspiring stand-up who fails to express his true feelings and whose anxiety comes out in increasingly funny and dangerous sleepwalking incidents. Sleepwalk With Me features Lauren Ambrose, Carol Kane, James Rebhorn, Cristin Milioti, plus comedians Marc Maron, Kristen Schaal, Wyatt Cenac, Jessi Klein, Henry Phillips and David Wain.
Return to the Scene of the Crime DVD
$20.00

In April 2009 we performed an episode of This American Life onstage, and sent it live in HD to 430 movie theaters. It was crazy. Dan Savage, Mike Birbiglia and Starlee Kine all performed... plus Buffy and Dr. Horrible creator Joss Whedon gave a rare musical performance. This totally tricked out DVD of the show was lovingly mastered by John Kuramoto, with menu art by Chris Ware, cover art by Travis Bone, and extras like audio commentary, behind the scenes photos, and the surprisingly popular pre-show puzzles.
This American Life: Behind the Scenes DVD
$20.00

In late 2009, the staff of This American Life went on stage to talk for the first time as a group about how the show is put together. It was captured on video, and now you can own the DVD. Get answers to burning questions like: how close to disaster was the 2008 live show? What is the connection between This American Life and Matt Damon? Will we ever do a swim suit edition of the show? Includes a rare interview with our boss, Torey Malatia, about being made fun of at the end of every episode. We're super proud of the fancy DVD artwork and menu animation. Plus bonus features (including secret ones!).
Invisible Made Visible DVD
$20.00

On May 10 2012, we took everything we learned from putting on the 2009 live show and made it even more incredible. This show features stories and performances by David Sedaris, Tig Notaro, David Rakoff, Glynn Washington, Monica Bill Barnes & Co., and OK Go. There's found photography, confetti, interactive music, a short film starring Terry Gross, and dance. Ira says it's "one of the best things we have ever done on This American Life."


The DVD's packaging was designed by Claire Keane, who also did the animations for the show. You can watch the full-size trailer for the DVD (and purchase a download of the recording, if you prefer) here.

Live At BAM DVD
$20.00

Our most ambitious show ever, with a cast of nearly 50 singers, actors, dancers and musicians, recorded live onstage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in June 2014. Journalism staged as a Broadway musical, an opera, a play, and more: featuring Mike Birbiglia, Sasheer Zamata, Stephin Merritt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lindsay Mendez and many more. Including an extra 50 minutes of stories, dances, visual gags and songs we could not fit into the hour-long radio program.
"Sleepwalk With Me" (Blu-Ray)
$25.00

Comedian Mike Birbiglia wrote, directed and stars in this film co-written by Ira Glass and co-produced by This American Life. The plot is based on the true story Mike told for The Moth (which also appeared in our episode "Fear of Sleep") about an aspiring stand-up who fails to express his true feelings and whose anxiety comes out in increasingly funny and dangerous sleepwalking incidents.  Winner of a 2012 Audience Award at Sundance and hailed as an "idiosyncratic indie charmer" (SF Chronicle), Sleepwalk With Me features Lauren Ambrose, Carol Kane, James Rebhorn, Cristin Milioti, plus comedians Marc Maron, Kristen Schaal, Wyatt Cenac, Jessi Klein, Henry Phillips and David Wain.
"Lost Buildings" DVD
$35.00

The story of a boy named Tim Samuelson, who became obsessed with old buildings, especially the buildings of Louis Sullivan in Chicago, during the 1960's and 70's when they were being torn down.

Lost Buildings is a collaboration between Ira Glass and graphic novelist Chris Ware: Ira did the sound, Chris did hundreds of drawings. The result is a 22-minute story, with sound and images, that has never been heard on the radio (it was originally produced as part of a live This American Life stage show). The DVD comes packaged inside a beautiful 100-page book, also meticulously designed by Chris Ware, and filled with photos of the Louis Sullivan buildings mentioned in the story.
Live Show Full DVD Set
$45.00

All three of our live shows on DVD: Return to the Scene of the Crime from 2009, Invisible Made Visible from 2012, and 2014's Live at BAM.