Save Some Money: This American Life

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It’s a fine line between giving your child needed advice on saving and just plain being a nag. So how do you convey the importance of stashing their cash without causing an urge for rebellion? One family explores the topic around the dinner table.


In the same spirit of the radio show, the televised version of This American Life, takes thirty-minute looks at stories culled from all over the country. Host and executive producer Ira Glass and a small team of radio producers and filmmakers spent six months on the road: traveling to Iowa pig farms, following a first-time filmmaker in California, photographing a raucous night at an Illinois hot dog stand. The result is true stories that are dramatic, emotional, and often funny.