Saturday, February 25, 2012


Another installment in a series of "Stories About Stories," in which I post segments from This American Life and other sources, about storytelling itself. 

"MARRIAGE AS RERUN: Many couples eventually encounter this problem: One person in the couple trots out the same story over and over, and the other person has to just listen. But what do the stories we tell in front of our significant others mean, and what do the significant others really think of them? Ira talks to three couples about the stories they've each told and heard countless times, and why. One couple is John Hodgman and his wife Catherine Hodgman. Another couple is RadioLab co-host Robert Krulwich and his wife Tamar Krulwich. Robert and Tamar's story, which involves Jackie Kennedy Onassis, was also illustrated by Chris Ware and animated by John Kuramoto in an episode of our television show. (16 minutes)" 

"INSIDE THE ROMANCE INDUSTRY: Robin Epstein visits people who define this thing called love—for a living. She attends the annual convention of the Romance Writers of America. (17 minutes)"


  1. If any of these skills are inefficient, it could have a big affect on an athlete's performance. We even have helped brain injured clients recover lost skills. We are currently working with the United States Marine Corps to help them train their Marines in how to recognize and avoid roadside bombs and snipers. (tags: Cheap Real Yeezys, Discount Jordan Shoes Wholesale, Cheap Yeezys)

    Standing behind Reid at the fateful press conference, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer tried to throw the majority leader a life preserver, whispering, why pit one against the other? But that's what budgeting is: It is making decisions about who gets funding and when. In fact, just a week earlier, the House and Senate did pit one against the other and passed a bill to keep military pay going in the event of a shutdown. (tags: Jordan Shoes For Sale Cheap, 2020 Jordan Release Dates, Ray Ban Sunglasses Outlet)

    Festival like Christmas has always been center of attraction because it has great importance marks birthday of Jesus Christ. As observed every part of the world, people also take part in same enthusiasm and various arrangements are to seen before starting of celebration. Everyone is greatly involved in preparation.

    Since then, indeed, the shadow cast by an elected senate has created a kind of planning blight. The physicians have come up with several valuable, organic proposals for refreshing the Lords which, in contrast to the White Paper and draft Bill, are swiftly implementable. They include Lord Steel of Aikwood admirable reform Bill, with its humane approach to the remaining hereditaries (as they die, they will not be replaced by election, as at present); its provision for long term non attendees to be deemed to have taken a permanent leave of absence, and its proposal for a beefed up, independent House of Lords Appointments Commission to oversee the selection of new peers (tags: Coach Outlet Store Online , Michael Kors Bags Sale, Coach Outlet Store, MK Outlet).