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TAL 365 Days (Year 3) #024 11/24

It's safe to say that I have one favorite radio show. I listen to a lot of radio but the show This American Life is so far out in front that the race is over. Now I know what you are thinking: “With a title like that is this some sort of Johnny-Armstrong-eating-apple-pie-and-saluting-the-flag-while-checking-the-baseball-scores sort of thing?”

No.

It sounds trite but radio DOES have the power to move people. This show takes the simple concept the "storyteller" and elevates it to an art form. People talking- that's it.

Now here's the best part!

They have been doing this weekly show since 1995. 52 weeks for the last 13 years (OK, some of them are repeats, but work with me!). And they are all downloadable on the net. They even go so far as organizing them so you can search for a topic you find interesting. I often just have it as background sounds when I am on the computer. You would be surprised how often I stop and have to rewind to make sure I heard what I thought I did.

Give it a shot...

...and your welcome!

 

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Taken on November 24, 2008