THE IMPRESSION

EPISODE 1

STORYLINE
Join Larry David and Bernie Sanders, who learn they have more in common than they thought.


UNFAMILIAR KIN

EPISODE 2

STORYLINE
Carly Simon, Christopher Walken, and Fred Armisen each learn about a grandparent whose real identity and background had been a mystery to them.


PURITANS AND PIONEERS

EPISODE 3

STORYLINE
Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and William H. Macy, three mainstays of modern-day Hollywood discover family legacies that predate the United States itself.


THE VANGUARD

EPISODE 4

STORYLINE
vTa-Nehisi Coates, Ava DuVernay and Janet Mock, three guests who have helped to redefine Black America in the last decade find their identities challenged as they learn about their family origins.


IMMIGRANT NATION

EPISODE 5

STORYLINE
Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd and John Turturro, three guests explore the tremendous challenges faced by their immigrant forebears.


BLACK LIKE ME

EPISODE 6

STORYLINE
Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux, three African-American guests delve deep into their family trees, discovering unexpected stories that challenge our assumptions about black history.


CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION

EPISODE 7

STORYLINE
Lupita Nyong’o, Carmelo Anthony and Ana Navarro explore how their family trees were shaped by political turmoil and violence, discovering sometimes unexpected ancestry along the way.


RELATIVES WE NEVER KNEW WE HAD

EPISODE 8

STORYLINE
Téa Leoni and Gaby Hoffman, two guests whose lives have been shaped by family mysteries are introduced to biological ancestors they never knew they had thanks to genetic detective work.


SOUTHERN ROOTS

EPISODE 9

STORYLINE
Questlove, Dr. Phil and Charlayne Hunter-Gault, three guests of disparate backgrounds dig into their Southern roots, where slavery and its aftermath shaped families both black and white.


FUNNY BUSINESS

EPISODE 10

STORYLINE
Garrison Keillor, Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari, three guests who have found fame mining their family stories for comedy learn about ancestors who overcame immense suffering.


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