Saturday, June 28, 2008

Worth an Hour

I'm a pretty faithful listener of Ira Glass' This American Life on NPR, but I was floored by this week's show more than most. What was to be a quick trip in the car to pick up a soda turned into an hour in the parking lot listening from beginning to end.

Not to unnecessarily politicize today's show, but with the Supreme Court's ruling this week defining the words of a document centuries old, I've been thinking a lot about how people deal with issues larger than themselves or how others fail, though sometimes succeed, at making decisions on our behalf.

Episode 358: Social Engineering articulates through storytelling what's been on my mind.

If you're not in the mood for such a dramatic listening experience, check out my all-time favorite This American Life episode, "First Day," from way back in 2002.