The Fugitive was cut from a different kind of cloth. My kind of cloth. The itchy kind.
From This American Life, #28 Detectives
If you haven’t heard of This American Life, it’s a weekly radio show about, well, life in America, hosted by Ira Glass on Chicago Public Radio (and possibly carried by a public radio station near you). They have a free weekly podcast of one of their old episodes, or you can listen to any episode in the archive (I believe) for free.
And believe me–you want to listen.
Older podcast topics that I’ve recently listened to and enjoyed:
- Detectives: America’s fascination with private eyes, detective stories, and crime shows–David Sedaris and his own armchair-detective relatives, and Ira spends some time hanging out with a real private eye.
- Special Ed: What it’s like realizing that you are different from “normal” people, a documentary about some special needs kids who went cross-country with a video camera and microphone, interviewing anyone they wanted.
- Accidental Documentaries: Documentaries made from recordings that were made decades ago–a family recording letters to a son in medical school, Ira’s own father’s stint in radio (that he didn’t know about growing up), and a woman’s mother, who fell in love with her husband because of his voice reading poetry on the radio. In Spanish.