Tuesday, March 06, 2007

This American Life

"This American Life" is a radio show that I've rediscovered in podcast format. It's a 50 minute broadcast of a particular theme delivered through three 'chapters' or individual stories. Once you subscribe to the podcast you get the currently released podcast for free but the archived episodes are sold separately via Audible.com.

It is an outstanding piece of storytelling week after week. At worst it's reliably entertaining, at its best it is moving, heart-wrenching, marvelous and hilarious. And now they're producing a brand new television show debuting on Showtime on March 22nd. Should be interesting, will DVR that baby.

One of my favorite pieces is the one titled/themed "Babysitting". Does anybody have an episode they would like to recommend? I wouldn't mind buying them off of Audible but would rather not pick blindly.

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