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Posts tagged this american life

Sep 15
THANK YOU BABY JESUS.

THANK YOU BABY JESUS.


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Apr 29

Ted: On Being Wrong (via Jess Hodge)

Beautiful. How being wrong is incredible if you “rediscover wonder” and the beauty of the moment when you think (she quotes Ira Glass) “I thought this one thing was gonna happen, but this other thing happened instead.”

( I also like how she sums up our views of people who don’t agree with us, we assume they’re 1. Ignorant. 2. Idiots 3. Evil.)


Mar 15

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Feb 2
“So then what you have to just tell people to just tell you stories. If you listen to our show carefully, you’ll hear me constantly coaching people: “And then what happened? And then what did he say? And what did you say? And what did she say?… It’s like what happens in therapy. And that’s what you’re going for, because at the heart of every story is some unresolved something expressed in scenes and images and characters. And then I’d cut away all the other stuff and then you’d have this perfect little gem, perfect little object.” Ira Glass (On making radio) Somehow This American Life manages to make everyone, from minutemen in the desert to anal academics seem like drinking buddy fodder.

Dec 18

subterraneans:

I think my disappointment in the DREAM Act being voted down outweighs my happiness about DADT.

Heartbroken about the DREAM Act. If you want to see the face of who this affects (it’s people you know) listen to the last story in This American Life, Episode 329: Nice Work if You can Get It.

Nov 21
My obsession with this show could probably spawn a TLC special. Thao wrote the funniest Christmas song to include a lyric about Type 2 diabetes.

My obsession with this show could probably spawn a TLC special. Thao wrote the funniest Christmas song to include a lyric about Type 2 diabetes.


Aug 26
“I try to make things fascinatinger.” Ira Glass, in this interview. (via jmmbb)

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Dec 8
“There’s more, it gets worse. I always knew the Cherokee owned slaves, that they owned them in the east, and that they owned them in the west. Only in the course of this roadtrip did it occur to me that the slaves got to Indian territory in the same manner as their masters: on the Trail of Tears. Can you imagine? If being a slave wasn’t bad enough, to be a slave to a tortured Indian made to walk halfway across the continent?” Sarah Vowell
This American Life ep. 107 “The Trail of Tears” rediscovering her ancestor’s footsteps, in the meanwhile discovering the Chatanooga Choochoo and dancing on gravestones of dead enemies aka Andrew Jackson.

Dec 3