The story of one life, told through the lives of people from all over the country, all named John Smith.
Hosted by Ira Glass, each episode explores one theme through first-person storytelling. We see three people who hatched plans in the hopes of making their dreams come true, but were snapped back to reality by their outcomes.
In Ghana, Tyra is helping her mum cook tea, along with little sister Tracy. In Canada, Rhys is learning how to ice-skate, and in Italy, Mario is playing a diving game in the swimming pool.
In Vietnam, Truc takes pity on her lonely goldfish and goes shopping for some companions. In Russia, Liza and her twin brother Styopa take part in a craft class.