I am getting more sentimental, more generally angry, quicker to find and cherish sadness, and celebrate goodness in my middle age. It's all good, as the young kids say. Sort of. At least I seem to have a middle age. The late and much-missed David Rakoff, whose sweet eyes and tender face haunts those ... More >>
Asked about the legacy he will leave, Ira Glass delivered a message Saturday night to future generations of earthlings:"FUCK OFF!"Needless to say, many bluehaired This American Life listeners in the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts in Long Beach were not prepared for that.
If the image at extreme right makes you laugh, your mental health is better than mine, and perhaps being so darn well-adjusted means you don't need the constant reality check required by Mr. Bib in the form of journalism, essays, memoir, fiction and nonfiction, cartoons and jokes and commentaries, r ... More >>
A shaggy-dog radio segment goes Hollywood
If anybody's perfect for the kind of in-depth story-telling that has made public radio's This American Life the most listened to weekly radio program in America--not to mention the most downloaded podcast in the country--it's Craig Monteilh. His story possesses that certain ineffable mix of comedy a ... More >>
How a monk, an altar boy, and a sex-abuse victim joined forces to battle their common enemy: the Catholic Church