May 24, 2007


While I'm doing mindless work at work, I have become addicted to listening to archived episodes of This American Life. I feel at once smarter, funnier, more informed and yes, a little bookish in a snobby way. You can stream the audio to most episodes dating back to the 90s.

Go have a listen. You can start with the "Favorites" if you are overwhelmed and don't know where to begin.

I'm saving the episode called "roadtrip" for my longer then life roadtrip to the Sasquatch Festival with Nate, Julie, Tim, Brandi and Jamie. It's available for free download right here.

Also, what do you think the chances are of me ever getting on this show with some compelling story from my life?


MissEm said...

I do this too! Although, it has earned me some funny looks from people just walking into my office.

ali said...

You can do it!

I've been obsessed with TAL ever since I first heard Ira's "Haircut" essay in like 1998, where he said that all you need to do to get over a relationship is get a haircut. With sound clips of the cure in between descriptions of his ponytail.

Listen to that one if you can find it!

k8 said...

i looooove TAL. So so much.