David Sedaris, on his mother's lung cancer.
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Two people who've nearly died in gun battles describe what it's like, getting shot at. They draw opposite conclusions from their near death experiences.
A former addict and a former prisoner discuss the developmental retardation their experiences caused.
Host Ira Glass with Walt Strommer, on Dreams of Disabled People.
Photographer Joel Meyerowitz decided to go on a last big trip with his father, Hy, who has Alzheimer's. Joel also brought his own son.
A hemophiliac teenager who tries to set world records and to motocross.
Mark O'Brien is a writer in California, who lives most of each day in an iron lung, thanks to a childhood case of polio. It's an excerpt from Jessica Yu's Oscar-winning documentary.
Julie throws up.
Ira interviews Bob Helms, creator of the zine Guinea Pig Zero, which is about people who make their living by donating their bodies to science for medical experiments. Bob says he wouldn't do spinal tap studies or psychoactive drugs (he calls the people who do the latter "brain sluts").
Michael Lesy reads.
Meema Spadola with Lou Zeidberg.
Producer Nancy Updike with Ki Kim, who's not afraid of walking on coals. But maybe he should have been.
Ira Glass's grandmother.
Gay Talese reads from his classic 1966 Esquire article, in which he followed around Sinatra at the height of Sinatra's power.
The day Lawrence Steger left the AIDS clinic for the big road trip.
Claudia Perez talks about how her 21-year-old brother was shot and the family thought he'd die.
Cheryl Trykv hears she's gonna live.
The day Matthew Goulish saw Brigid.