03 September 2009

Don't be sympathetic, just pass the anesthetic

Here's a video put together by Chris Ware for the spring 2009 event "This American Life -- Live!" -- in which Ira Glass hosts an actual episode of the radio program, performed onstage by some of our favorite contributors. Dan Savage, Starlee Kine, and Mike Birbiglia told stories; David Rakoff and Dave Hill conducted a ‘special investigation. Plus, additional visuals by Arthur Jones, and a very special appearance by Joss Whedon. You'll be able to hear the episode online here.

Quimby The Mouse from This American Life on Vimeo.

Oh, cute, fun, nice, you say. But... what are those dulcet strings we hear? Why, it's Andrew Bird with his 1998 song "Eugene" off the album Thrills. Enjoy!

Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire - Eugene.m4a

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