Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Middle of Nowhere

Ever wondered what it's like to be there? I don't mean some Dostoyevskian alienation or Tibetan solitude, I mean, for all intents and purposes, the middle of nowhere. ThisAmericanLife has a wonderful program on an island in the middle of the Pacific that is impossible to find on a map, but which has turned up in the most unexpected places. Here it is. It is a story of desperate reality, short-sighted international politics, money-laundering, adventure, and much, much more. Let me know what you think. But be warned: I think the host is awesome, yet his voice is a bit annoying at times. Also, the follow up piece to this, about a woman on hold for months, has this woman that seems kind of.....elitist. Still though, it's another great piece. If you're bored or reading or doing dishes and you want to listen to something, this is a great program. Happy listening!


Jennifer said...

what is your email address?

Jennifer said...
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