Right back where we started from

I know I only just posted about This American Life a couple of days ago, and I don't like to repeat myself, but I'll be brief. The latest episode of the podcast is called 'What I Learned From TV', recorded on the recent TAL live tour, and it's one of the best I've heard.

The contributors are great, especially David Rakoff (about watching TV for the first time in 20 years, and settling on 'My Super Sweet Sixteen') and Dan Savage. Mates of State are the house band and they do a good job, but the standout for me is listening to Ira himself talking about his love of 'The O.C.' and his fanboy delight when Summer referred to his show as "Is that that show by those hipster know-it-alls who talk about how fascinating ordinary people are?"

So today's download is a short excerpt of that story, followed by Mates' cover of Phantom Planet. Download the whole episode from the link above, or off iTunes, you'll like it.

[download Mates of State - California (Live on This American Life)]


redwineandconfucius said...

i've listened to this american life...every week for the past...8 months? yeah...something like that.


watching spaced.

it is glorious.

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