The BEST Episodes of This is Life with Lisa Ling

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 8, 2022

Network: CNN

Lisa Ling's investigative documentary series goes behind the scenes to discover the secret societies within the American society.

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The Dad Dilemma

#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.

star 9.50
4 votes
Psychedelic Healing

#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.

star 8.50
12 votes
Lost Boys

#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.

star 8.44
9 votes
Prison and Prep School

#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.

star 8.25
8 votes
Electronic Woodstock

#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.

star 8.16
44 votes
Wired Philly

#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.

star 8.13
15 votes
The Secret World of Massage Parlors

#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.

star 8.08
12 votes
The Seduction Game

#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.

star 8.04
45 votes
Inside Mongol Nation

#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.

star 8.00
31 votes
Gay Panic

#10 - Gay Panic

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 14, 2021

star 8.00
6 votes
Unholy Addiction

#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.

star 7.94
32 votes
The Benzos Crisis

#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.

star 7.91
23 votes
The Black and White of Heroin

#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.

star 7.89
19 votes
21st Century Brothel

#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.

star 7.89
35 votes
Furry Nation

#15 - Furry Nation

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 18, 2018

star 7.80
10 votes
Jungle Fix

#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.

star 7.78
23 votes
Locked Angeles

#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.

star 7.78
32 votes
Patriot Movement

#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.

star 7.76
17 votes
Lost Vegas

#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.

star 7.71
17 votes
Age of Consent

#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.

star 7.68
22 votes
Twinning

#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.

star 7.63
8 votes
The Meth Crossroads

#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.

star 7.60
10 votes
Porn Ed

#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.

star 7.60
25 votes
America's Busiest Coroners

#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.

star 7.56
16 votes
Mississippi Gangland

#25 - Mississippi Gangland

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 20, 2019

star 7.56
16 votes