The BEST Episodes of This is Life with Lisa Ling
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 8, 2022
Lisa Ling's investigative documentary series goes behind the scenes to discover the secret societies within the American society.
#1 - The Dad Dilemma
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 11, 2018
Lisa Ling meets up with dads on the losing side of custody battles.
#2 - Psychedelic Healing
Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 20, 2020
Lisa Ling explores the medical uses of psychedelics and examines how for some the hallucinogenic toolbox might hold the key to a healthier future.
#3 - Lost Boys
Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 29, 2020
Lisa Ling explores the critical transition when boys become men and investigates how the digital age is impacting a generation of young boys.
#4 - Prison and Prep School
Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 29, 2020
Lisa Ling witnesses the melding of two worlds: a prison and a prep school and experiences the surprising outcome of the unlikeliest of bonds.
#5 - Electronic Woodstock
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 4, 2015
Lisa joins a new generation of electronic dance music lovers at a festival called Mysteryland in Upstate New York as she relives her days as a 90s raver.
#6 - Wired Philly
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 6, 2016
Lisa Ling embeds with the Philadelphia Police Department to explore how new technology is changing what it means to be a 21st century cop in America.
#7 - The Secret World of Massage Parlors
Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 6, 2020
Lisa Ling investigates the illicit massage parlor industry, from the police struggling to curtail trafficking, to the desperate circumstances that lead women into this lucrative yet exploitative trade.
#8 - The Seduction Game
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 9, 2015
Lisa Ling attends a boot camp in the desert that turns socially awkward men into pickup artists; she'll see what draws men to the pickup lifestyle and what they are really learning.
#9 - Inside Mongol Nation
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 7, 2015
Lisa explores one of America's most dangerous "one percenter" outlaw motorcycle club, the Mongols; examining what part they had, if any, in the May 2015 biker shootout.
#10 - Gay Panic
Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 14, 2021
#11 - Unholy Addiction
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 5, 2014
Utah, home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has the lowest rates of tobacco use and alcohol-related deaths in the nation. Yet, every year more people in Utah are dying from prescription drug overdoses than are dying in car accidents. In this episode, Lisa travels to Salt Lake City to discover how the hard hit LDS Church is battling an epidemic that is wreaking havoc on its faithful followers.
#12 - The Benzos Crisis
Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 6, 2019
Lisa Ling delves into the world of benzodiazepine use and uncovers the troubling threat these drugs pose when used long term, and the challenges facing patients who try to quit.
#13 - The Black and White of Heroin
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 16, 2016
Lisa Ling visits Chicago to investigate whether a gentler approach to heroin use is being applied equally to the rich and poor, black and white.
#14 - 21st Century Brothel
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 2016
Lisa Ling travels to the most famous legal brothel, the Moonlite BunnyRanch in Nevada, to meet women who make a living off lust.
#15 - Furry Nation
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 18, 2018
#16 - Jungle Fix
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 26, 2014
Lisa goes inside the hidden, mystical world of Ayahuasca, and investigates the popularity of this unregulated form of self-exploration, the power and consequences that can come along with its ingestion.
#17 - Locked Angeles
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 25, 2016
Lisa Ling gains unprecedented access to the Los Angeles County Jail to understand what it takes to manage the country's busiest jail.
#18 - Patriot Movement
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 22, 2017
As the divide between right and left reaches new heights, one group is taking an extreme approach to politics; Lisa embeds deep in the Arizona desert preparing for threats; meets the family of a man who became a martyr for the movement.
#19 - Lost Vegas
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 19, 2017
Every year millions flock to Las Vegas trying to fulfill a dream and win big, but outside, and underground, another world stands in stark contrast; Lisa Ling investigates the dark underbelly of Sin City that few get to see.
#20 - Age of Consent
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 15, 2017
Lisa explores the legal and social consequences of convicting adolescents and young adults of sex offenses; when teenage sexuality crosses the line and becomes a crime.
#21 - Twinning
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 27, 2019
Lisa Ling explores the endless fascination with identical twins and the unfathomable bond shared between them.
#22 - The Meth Crossroads
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 30, 2018
Lisa Ling meets the law enforcement teams working to curb the crystal meth epidemic plaguing the people of Oklahoma.
#23 - Porn Ed
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 29, 2019
Lisa Ling takes on a topic most avoid: online pornography and how it is shaping a generation's perception on sex and intimacy.
#24 - America's Busiest Coroners
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 11, 2015
Lisa talks to the dedicated men and women of the Los Angeles County coroner's office on how they deal with so much death.