Posts Tagged: This American Life

The Rumpus Interview with Blair Braverman

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Blair Braverman discusses her latest book, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North, gendered travel narratives, and the pressure to write about personal trauma.

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The Rumpus Interview with Etgar Keret

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Writer Etgar Keret talks about his new memoir The Seven Good Years, the early criticism he faced as a writer, and the surreal that is always waiting.

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Serial: A Rumpus Roundup

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This American Life spinoff Serial is a nonfiction podcast told over multiple episodes. Premiering back in October, Serial explores the case of Adnan Syed, who has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. Much of the intriguing drama around the story stems from the fact that many aren’t convinced […]

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Helping Harper High

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Previously, we blogged about Harper High School, where twenty-nine students were shot in a single school year, eight of whom died—not in what we think of as a “school shooting,” but in an equally deadly and frightening series of individual incidents. This American Life highlighted the school in a two-part episode a few weeks ago and […]

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This American Life Retraction

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This American Life has retracted its story “Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory.” Ira Glass says that airing the episode was a mistake, asserting that Mike Daisey–whose one-act play was excerpted in the story—lied to Glass during the fact-checking process. Daisey has responded on his blog.

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Animatio Absurdus: The Rumpus Interview with Arthur Jones

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Gored by a banana on a barroom floor, a man lies supine as a nun slaps a midget, a down-and-out Santa drinks hard and a sullied beauty queen totes a severed head

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Unlove: a Literary Break-Up List

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To list all the poetry and prose concerned with love and/or anti-love would be to write a list of all the books ever written, and so below is an extraordinarily incomplete list of a few very good links I’ve recently enjoyed that are either straightforwardly or obliquely about breaking up. Good enough to make This American Life‘s short […]

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