this american life

The best part about working from home is that I can listen to “This American Life” while doing data entry.

Description (taken from the website):

“This American Life is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 1.7 million listeners. It is produced by Chicago Public Media, distributed by Public Radio International, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.  […]

The radio show and TV show follow the same format. There’s a theme to each episode, and a variety of stories on that theme. It’s mostly true stories of everyday people, though not always. There’s lots more to the show, but it’s sort of hard to describe.”

I agree.  It is sort of hard to describe.  I’ll just say that the host, Ira Glass, is absolutely the person you want to have sitting at a dinner table with you, telling you a story.  He’s intelligent without being overbearing; quirky and friendly; and has a serious gift for finding the extraordinary in the day-to-day trivia of this American life.  He also has a wonderful laugh.

(If that wasn’t enough to convince you…  David Sedaris is a frequent contributor, and you can search the site for episodes that he’s been on.)


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