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Season 1

  • S01E01 Faith Healers

    • February 15, 2011
    • OWN

    Ling visits a faith healing revival in Fort Mill, S.C., run by controversial evangelist Todd Bentley. During the visit, Ling says she's challenged by what she thought she knew about faith.

  • S01E02 Transgender Lives

    • February 22, 2011
    • OWN

    Five transgender people in various stages of transition are profiled.

  • S01E03 State of Sex Offenders

    • March 1, 2011
    • OWN

    Lisa Ling explores the challenges of living life on a list of registered sex offenders as she meets with ex-cons in Florida. "They're America's pariahs, pushed into the shadows," she says. Or, as one man living in a swampy campground with other offenders calls it, "the leper colony." Ling also meets a real-estate agent who finds more substantial housing for offenders who can afford it; and follows authorities as they arrest an ex-con accused of failing to register an address change.

  • S01E04 Pray the Gay Away?

    • March 8, 2011
    • OWN

    "Can prayer make you straight?" Host Lisa Ling explores that notion as she observes some 1100 participants at a Freedom Conference sponsored by the evangelical organization Exodus International, which offers advice on combating same-sex attractions. "I have chosen to live my life through the filter of my faith," says Exodus president Alan Chambers, "not through the filter of my sexuality.

  • S01E05 Online Brides

    • March 15, 2011
    • OWN

    A Texas man travels to Colombia to meet women who advertise for husbands at a marriage website.

  • S01E06 Heroin in the Heartland

    • March 22, 2011
    • OWN

    Lisa discusses the time she spent in a central Ohio town ravaged by heroin, and the connections that she made with the people along the way.

  • S01E07 A Closer Look

    • March 29, 2011
    • OWN

    Updates on the people and situations shown in previous episodes.

Season 2

  • S02E01 Amateur Porn

    • October 16, 2011
    • OWN

    Lisa Ling begins Season 2 by exploring homemade sex films on the Internet, and how the widespread availability of online pornography has affected Americans' sex lives and relationships.

  • S02E02 Modern Polygamy

    • October 23, 2011
    • OWN

    A report on plural marriage in the U.S. focuses on the polygamous community in Centennial Park, Ariz.

  • S02E03 3AM Girls

    • October 30, 2011
    • OWN

    Lisa explores sex trafficking in Washington, DC.

  • S02E04 Invisible Wounds of War

    • November 6, 2011
    • OWN

    Exploring problems facing U.S. veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Host Lisa Ling visits a suicide hotline for veterans in New York City and a veterans' retreat in New Mexico.

  • S02E05 Twin Lives

    • November 13, 2011
    • OWN

    Human individuality is explored in a report on identical twins.

  • S02E06 Incarceration Generation

    • November 20, 2011
    • OWN

    Exploring the rate at which black men are incarcerated, and ways to reduce it. Included: case studies.

  • S02E07 Extreme Parenting

    • November 27, 2011
    • OWN

    From pageant parents to a "tiger mom" to parents who opt for radical "un-schooling," Lisa Ling explores the world of extreme parenting and discovers what these moms and dads have in common: they all believe their path is the best for their children.

  • S02E08 The Stories Continue...

    • December 4, 2011
    • OWN

    Ever wonder what happens after the cameras shut off and the Our America crew leaves? Find out how live has changed for some of the most compelling individuals from this season of the show when Lisa Ling pays them a visit.

Season 3

  • S03E01 Sparkle Babies

    • June 10, 2012
    • OWN

    Beauty queens- as American as apple pie, adored by little girls everywhere. But over the past few years it's little girls, rather than women, who have taken center stage. Who are these pint-sized princesses? And whose dreams are they really fulfilling?

  • S03E02 Brides of Christ

    • June 19, 2012
    • OWN

    Statistics show that the tradition of the American nun may be dying out, but Lisa Ling will meet nuns and sisters of all ages who continue to pledge their lives to God - and discover what draws them to this radical lifestyle.

  • S03E03 Teen Mom Nation

    • June 26, 2012
    • OWN

    Over 1000 American girls give birth every day, more than in any other nation in the developed world. This is a story of teenage dreams, of powerful efforts to stop children from having children, and of teenage freedom lost to the cycle of teen pregnancy.

  • S03E04 Life on the Rez

    • July 10, 2012
    • OWN

    Native American stereotypes are alive and well: extreme poverty, high teen suicide rates, and alcoholism. Ling meets the people who are seeking both modern and traditional solutions to give the next generation a fighting chance at a brighter future.

  • S03E05 Holy Matrimonies

    • July 17, 2012
    • OWN

    For most Americans, first comes love, and then comes marriage. But for some, it's the opposite. Is arranged marriage archaic and loveless, or is it a rational approach to life-long commitment? Ling explores this ancient approach to love in modern America.

  • S03E06 Lost American Dream

    • July 24, 2012
    • OWN

    In the wake of the Great Recession, America's middle class emerges as the face of the new poverty. Lisa Ling travels the country to meet those forced by the aftershocks of the economic crisis to downsize their lives and reassess the American Dream.

  • S03E07 Labeled for Life

    • August 7, 2012
    • OWN

    Lisa Ling investigates the case of a teenage boy who was sentenced to 16 years in prison for touching a girl's breast - and is now a registered sex offender. Lisa will try to piece together what happened and find out: did the punishment fit the crime?

  • S03E08 Innocent Behind Bars?

    • August 14, 2012
    • OWN

    In America, we're innocent until proven guilty. But when the system fails, how can an innocent person restart their life? Lisa explores the lives of men who were wrongly convicted, and one man on death row whose daughter is fighting for the truth.

  • S03E09 Pray the Gay Away- Breaking News

    • August 21, 2012
    • OWN

    Is it possible to use prayer and therapy to "pray the gay away"? Revisit the groundbreaking episode on this topic, along with an exclusive new interview with the leader of Exodus International, Alan Chambers, who credits "Our America" with changing his mind.

  • S03E10 Swingers Next Door

    • August 21, 2012
    • OWN

    Monogamy is the defining feature of almost all American marriages, but today more and more everyday Americans are choosing to leave the "vanilla" world behind and embrace their own unique brand of "negotiated monogamy." It's estimated that 15 million Americans are active in the Swinger lifestyle. From suburban house parties to exclusive nightclub gatherings, Lisa crosses the country to explore what's at stake with this non-traditional yet growing phenomenon.

Season 4

  • S04E01 Shades of Kink

    • January 22, 2013
    • OWN

    Lisa Ling goes beyond Fifty Shades of Grey to explore the real world of BDSM: bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sado-masochism.

  • S04E02 Generation XXL

    • January 29, 2013
    • OWN

    In a report about childhood obesity, Lisa Ling meets families who are struggling to help their children lose weight in order to survive.

  • S04E03 The Secret Lives of Seniors

    • February 5, 2013
    • OWN

    Ling tries to help her own father navigate the challenges of aging while also exploring a graying American population who are speed dating, having sex and breaking track records, among other things.

  • S04E04 3 AM-Girls: Breaking News

    • February 12, 2013
    • OWN

    In an episode update, Ling returns to the streets of Washington, D.C. to see how two young women who were caught up in the shadowy underworld of domestic human sex trafficking are faring, and to catch up with the crusaders who risked their lives to secure their safety.

  • S04E05 Martyrs for Christ?

    • February 19, 2013
    • OWN

    Lisa goes inside a new religious movement where members literally hear the voice of God, proclaiming a radical message of spiritual warfare and martyrdom.

  • S04E06 A Predator in the Clubhouse

    • February 26, 2013
    • OWN

    Lisa Ling explores two stories of stolen innocence and the pattern of inaction that continues to compromise our children's safety.

  • S04E07 I Love You & You...& You

    • March 5, 2013
    • OWN

    Polyamorous couples are committed to non-monogamy. Lisa visits three polyamorous households – each of them pushing the limits of love, commitment, and family.

  • S04E08 Families of Killers

    • March 12, 2013
    • OWN

    Lisa Ling meets family members whose closest relatives have committed unthinkable crimes, and asks what the concept of family means in the face of these actions.

  • S04E09 Special Report: God & Gays

    • June 20, 2013
    • OWN

    In this special episode, host Lisa Ling joins “ex-gay” organization Exodus International president Alan Chambers and a group of reparative therapy survivors as they engage in a face-to-face confrontation 40 years in the making.

Season 5

  • S05E01 Fighting Satan

    • May 29, 2014
    • OWN

    Over 70% of Americans believe the devil is alive and well, and there's a growing movement in churches to fight him head on. Lisa Ling visits ministries that practice deliverance: calling upon the power of Christ to cast out demons from tortured souls.

  • S05E02 Transgender Lives: 3 Years Later

    • June 5, 2014
    • OWN

    Three years ago, Lisa Ling explored the very private worlds of four different transgender people across America. Now she revisits each of them on their journeys of transformation—from the sex they were born, to the one they feel they really are.

  • S05E03 The ADHD Explosion

    • June 12, 2014
    • OWN

    Lisa Ling explores ADHD, one of the most disputed and misunderstood medical conditions today. In addition to joining three families in their journeys of diagnosis and treatment, she finally has the courage to ask: Could she have it, too?

  • S05E04 Criminal Informants

    • June 19, 2014
    • OWN

    Lisa explores the world of criminal informants, untrained civilians who perform undercover operations for law enforcement. By targeting the vulnerable, are police coercing citizens into risking their lives despite uncertain and often deadly circumstances?

  • S05E05 Black America's Silent Epidemic

    • June 26, 2014
    • OWN

    Lisa explores why the HIV rate is disproportionately high in black America by looking at the social and economic forces that drive the epidemic. She'll meet HIV-positive black men and women who are fighting both the stigma and the disease.

  • S05E06 Children of the System

    • July 3, 2014
    • OWN

    Los Angeles County's foster care system is the largest in the country. Lisa investigates what happens to a child after they've been removed from their family, the actions parents take hoping to reunify, and how the system is holding up under the strain.

  • S05E07 Under the Gun

    • July 10, 2014
    • OWN

    Lisa Ling travels to Philadelphia, a city where 7 people are shot each day, to meet the crusaders who are determined to end gun violence on their streets. As these activists battle on, Philly's citizens hope and pray that together, they can find peace.

  • S05E08 Labeled for Life: 18 Months Later

    • July 17, 2014
    • OWN

    Lisa travels back to Texas to see how 18 months on the Sex Offender Registry has affected Travis Iosue, and finds him on the cusp of a major break in his case—one that could mean the end of parole and a reprieve from a lifetime on the registry.

  • S05E09 Teen Mom Nation: 2 Years Later

    • July 24, 2014
    • OWN

    In Season 2 of Our America, Lisa Ling met four very different pregnant teens, all forced to grow up too fast. Two years later we revisit Latanya and Sophie to see how their youthful decisions on motherhood have changed their lives.

  • S05E10 The Missing

    • July 31, 2014
    • OWN

    Each year in America, more than 600,000 people are reported missing. Some are doggedly searched for by friends and family members; others seem to simply disappear, unfound and unlooked for. In this episode, Lisa Ling meets women on both sides of the search: A woman who disappeared for two months as the victim of a notorious kidnapping, and a mother still searching for her daughter who went missing three years ago.