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by admin on November 10, 2010, no comments

This American Life featured an investigative report by David Kestenbaum and Chana Joffe-Walt of Planet Money about Toxic Assets. David and Chana wanted to figure out what exactly happened with the financial crisis. They pooled together some money, bought their own toxic asset and started picking it apart. Listeners gave the toxic asset a nickname, [...]

Quimby The Mouse

by admin on May 6, 2009, no comments

——————————————————————————————————————————— Quimby The Mouse by illustrator Chris Ware The song in this video is “Eugene” by Andrew Bird. Animation by John Kuramoto. Quimby The Mouse from This American Life on Vimeo. A video put together by Chris Ware for our spring 2009 event “This American Life — Live!” — in which Ira Glass hosts an [...]

The Beatles last show : Rooftop Concert

by admin on February 4, 2009, no comments

——————————————————————————————————————————— Video of The Beatles’ last public performance In three parts. (credit: Kottke) Also check out This American Life: #281 My Big Break One of the stories in here is about an unfortunate big break of this vaudevillian couple who got a chance on the Ed Sullivan Show, the same night The Beatles debut on [...]

This American Life: Detectives

by admin on August 1, 2008, no comments

——————————————————————————————————————————— This American Life: Detectives This is an older episode, but I really relate to it. It’s about how most people desire to be a detective at one point or another in their life. I grew up like that. I had almost all of the spy tech toys, a Dick Tracy notepad (which kept all [...]

The Weiner Circle

by admin on July 24, 2008, no comments

——————————————————————————————————————————— The Weiner Circle is an hotdog stand in Chicago It’s late nights bring in droves of people. People waiting to take abuse from the employees and dish it back themselves. It’s fun at first but sometimes things go a little too far. Ira Glass, from This American Life, tells the story: (credit: Kottke)