douglas wilson

Thursday, January 17, 2008

This American Life

I am a new convert to a wonderful radio show called "This America Life" by Chicago Public Radio. Although I do not live in Chicago, I get the fantastic and intriguing stories weekly via their podcast.

Each week, Ira Glass hosts stories of often over-looked bits and pieces of life in America. Routinely quirky, always fascinating, it is simply the best show on radio.

There are so many great shows, but I would suggest starting with the episode that spent 24 hours in a 24 hour diner in Chicago simply telling the stories of the people that walked through the doors.

There is also a television show, which I have not seen, but I am sure it is great!



Blogger Nikkita said...

I love This American Life. Ira Glass is great.

January 17, 2008 7:19 PM  
Blogger eshu said...

it's just the best

the 24hr show is so great

also, music lessons

and for anyone that ever went to camp, the summer camp episode is a must.

January 17, 2008 8:02 PM  
Blogger Doug Wilson said...

I will definitely check out the "Music Lessons" and "Camp" episodes!

January 18, 2008 9:01 AM  
Blogger frank said...

I'd also suggest the Love Song episode. I know how much you love Phil Collins, Doug.

January 19, 2008 4:42 PM  

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