This documentary series delivers immersive and powerful storytelling, with a different reporter diving deep into a different topic each week. From innovative projects to counter climate risks to unlikely viral TikTok stars to the underworld of illegal art trafficking, In Real Life takes viewers off the grid and to the heart of the story.
In Real Life: Post-Roe Limbo
Some patients seeking abortion services are traveling hundreds of miles to seek care.
In Real Life: Attacked Behind The Wheel
Women truck drivers say the companies they work for could do more to protect women from assault and harassment while on the road.
In Real Life: Plastic Time Bomb
A global exploration of microplastics' impact on our planet and on our health — and what scientists are doing to help fix the problem.
In Real Life: We Say Gay
This year, Florida passed the “Parental Rights In Education” bill, also known as the “Don’t Say Gay” law.
In Real Life: Homeless Hero
This film offers an in-depth look at the homelessness crisis on America’s streets, with valuable perspective from people experiencing homelessness.
In Real Life: #SaveTheBees
Meet the people — from TikTok stars to scientists — trying to save the bees.
In Real Life: Tomorrow’s Wave
Surfers are using science to perfect and preserve waves.
In Real Life: America’s Wild Horse Problem
Almost 100,000 wild horses and burros roam the U.S.
In Real Life: The New Death
A new way to memorialize loved ones is challenging laws and raising big ethical questions.
In Real Life: Stranded At The Border
Newsy explores what life is like just across the border in Mexico, where people are living in dangerously poor conditions while seeking asylum.
In Real Life: Mining For Clean Power
From a mile deep in a Chilean mine to a new lithium boomtown in California, follow the global flow of minerals that power renewable manufacturing.
In Real Life: DIY Pharma
Newsy's original documentary series In Real Life brings us a firsthand look at the world of DIY pharmaceuticals.
In Real Life: Asylum
In a follow up to Newsy's original documentary "Asylum," Kate Grumke heads to El Salvador to examine the root causes of surging migration to the U.S.
In Real Life: HIV In The Deep South
Southern states account for 51% of new HIV cases in the nation. Mississippi is breaking down barriers and stigmas in an effort to reduce transmission.
In Real Life: Living With Wolves
Wolves are returning to the American West a century after they were nearly eradicated. But can they co-exist on a landscape now reshaped by humans?
In Real Life: The God Thieves
Join Nelufar Hedayat and Newsy's "In Real Life" for an exploration of the multi-billion-dollar trade in trafficked artifacts.
In Real Life: After The Fall
A journalist, an activist and a refugee give firsthand accounts of life in Afghanistan as the Taliban took over.
In Real Life: A Site Of Conscience
Alumni at a federally run boarding school acknowledge its troubled history, but maintain ties to other former students from the school's best days.
In Real Life: Home For Now
Thousands of Americans released from prison during the pandemic now face an uncertain future.
In Real Life: GMOsquitoes
The release of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida gives hope of reducing the spread of disease while causing concerns among some citizens.
In Real Life: Blowout
Newsy traces the global path of American fossil fuels and their impact on profits and the planet.
In Real Life: Winesconsin
A shifting climate is changing where wine grapes can grow, and conditions are ripe for Wisconsin to become the new wine country.
In Real Life: Post-Trauma
Newsy's Joey Maiocco goes on a personal journey to treat his post-traumatic stress and help other war veterans find their own treatment.
In Real Life: Puerto Rico's Power Crisis
What's behind the rampant blackouts in Puerto Rico leaving millions of Americans in the dark?
In Real Life: Dark Skies
Newsy's Christian Bryant explores our relationship with light — from its impacts on wellness here on Earth to its shrouding of the stars above.
In Real Life: Grandpa's (TikTok) House
Content creation houses aren't always about the flash, cash and choreo. They can also be about family and authenticity.
In Real Life: Living With The Water
A new generation of American infrastructure aims to fight flooding and climate threats in innovative ways.