In celebration of Christmas, I thought I would share with you one of my all-time favorite radio broadcasts. “This American Life” is a Public Radio International program put out by WBEZ in Chicago. This week they replay two classics and you can listen to them over the Internet:
David Sedaris reads “Santaland Diaries,” his chronicle of employment during two Christmas seasons working as an elf in Macy's department store on New York's Herald Square. This is the piece that made Sedaris a star when it was originally broadcast on NPR’s “Morning Edition.”
The second is by David Rakoff. Although less known to the general public than Sedaris, his humor is just as wicked. His story is about his experience playing Freud (yes, Freud) in the windows of Barney's department store.
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Enjoy! And happy holidays.
Steve, your webmaster
P.S. If you enjoy the program and would like to hear more, its main website is http://www.thislife.org/