The Myth of MS-13

13 years after first reporting on the world’s most dangerous gang, Lisa Ling returns to the ultra-violent world of MS-13.

The Meth Crossroads

Lisa Ling meets the law enforcement teams working to curb the crystal meth epidemic plaguing the people of Oklahoma.

Gender Fluidity

Lisa Ling explores the revolution going on in how we think about genders.

Screen Addiction

Lisa Ling goes in depth into the role technology plays in the mental health crisis.

Children of Killers

Lisa Ling meets children of two notorious killers and aims to identify these victims on the other side of the crime.

Mediums of Lily Dale

Lisa Ling travels to the Lily Dale Assembly, a cozy lakeside village in upstate New York, that is a community of mediums.

The Dad Dilemma

Lisa Ling meets up with dads on the losing side of custody battles.

Furry Nation

Lisa Ling explores a unique community of animal super-fans called “furries.”

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The CNN Original Series, This is Life with Lisa Ling, is an investigative docuseries in which award-winning journalist and author Lisa Ling travels across America immersing herself in communities that are unusual, extraordinary and sometimes dangerous.


9/23/18 The Myth of MS-13

9/30/18 The Meth Crossroads

10/7/18 Gender Fluidity

10/14/18 Screen Addiction

10/21/18 Children of Killers

10/28/18 Mediums of Lily Dale

11/11/18 The Dad Dilemma

11/18/18 Furry Nation


Sugar Daddies, Sugar Babies

Unholy Addiction

The Genius Experiment

Filthy Rich

Jungle Fix

Road Strip

Gay Rodeo

Called to the Collar

Children of the Prophet

Inside Mongol Nation

Fatherless Towns

Faces That Sell

Electronic Woodstock

America’s Busiest Coroners

The Seduction Game

The Satanists Next Door

Locked Angeles

Women Who Fight

The Black and White of Heroin

21st Century Brothels

Silicon Savants

Sins of the Father

Wired Philly

Prison Love

Sexual Healing

Chinese in America

Age of Consent

Patriot Movement

America’s First Muslims

Modern Love

Lost Vegas