Monday, 13 August 2012

This American Life

Oh, I love This American Life -- an amazing radio show that I cannot possibly over-sell. They pick a theme ... loneliness, say, or underwear , and spend an entire hour exploring what that theme means to a cast of interesting people with fascinating stories. Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's sad and sometimes it's maddening. If you haven't listened, go there, download it, and then join me in falling in love with nebbishy Ira Glass and his intense awesomeness.

For any Canadians out there, this episode is a particularly good one to get started. 

The one on testosterone is also really fun and interesting. 

This story of "Nubbins" the malformed lifelike baby doll, is possibly my absolute favourite. I defy you to listen to this and not find it profoundly funny as well as a sad commentary on how horribly humanity really is... but in a FUNNY way.

Anyone else out in blogland have faves?


  1. Try out the testosterone episode. Incredible.

  2. My favorite This American Life story is in the 'Break Up' episode. Not sure how to link to it, but you could check on their website. It involved the music of Mr. Phil Collins and is highly entertaining.

  3. Thanks, Snippy! I can't believe I forgot that one!