TAL: Crimebusters & Crossed Wires

TAL: Crimebusters & Crossed Wires

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Ira Glass, host of This American Life, was named “America’s Best Radio Host” by Time magazine in 2001. Glass began This American Life in 1995. He has developed a distinctive style of reporting and producing, creating stories that were intimate, funny and surprising.

Crimebusters (Disc One) features the tales of crimefighters and investigators of all sorts. From a bungling, squirrel-chasing cop who tears apart a new house in pursuit of the rogue rodent to Glass’ day spent with a private investigator trailing a cheating wife, these stories will have you shaking your head and gripping the edge of your seat.

Crossed Wires (Disc Two) chronicles real-life adventures in miscommunication. From a man who decides to use the tools of modern brand marketing to market himself to his wife to a father who bugs his own teenager's telephone, these stories shed light on the bizarre ways in which we try to understand each other.

Each story contains music as underscore by some of the country’s brightest independent artists, including John Lurie and The Mekons.

Track Listing

Disc 1

  1. Squirrel Cop - A Police Officer Somewhere On The East Coast
  2. Loser - Fiction by Aimee Bender, read by Matt Malloy
  3. Flight vs. Invisibility - John Hodgman
  4. Watching the Detective - Ira Glass with Detective Jonathan Rosenberg
  5. The Greatest Phone Message of All Time - Jonathan Goldstein

Disc 2

  1. Jesus Shaves - David Sedaris
  2. Say It to Me in Guy Language - Ira Glass with Will Powers
  3. When the Wall Came Tumbling Down - A Teenager and His Dad
  4. Everyone Speaks Elton John - Starlee Kine with Jon Langford
  5. Music Lessons - Sarah Vowell

Ira Glass, host of This American Life, was named “America’s Best Radio Host” by Time magazine in 2001. Glass began This American Life in 1995. He has developed a distinctive style of reporting and producing, creating stories that were intimate, funny and surprising.

Crimebusters (Disc One) features the tales of crimefighters and investigators of all sorts. From a bungling, squirrel-chasing cop who tears apart a new house in pursuit of the rogue roden. . . Show More >

Ira Glass, host of This American Life, was named “America’s Best Radio Host” by Time magazine in 2001. Glass began This American Life in 1995. He has developed a distinctive style of reporting and producing, creating stories that were intimate, funny and surprising.

Crimebusters (Disc One) features the tales of crimefighters and investigators of all sorts. From a bungling, squirrel-chasing cop who tears apart a new house in pursuit of the rogue rodent to Glass’ day spent with a private investigator trailing a cheating wife, these stories will have you shaking your head and gripping the edge of your seat.

Crossed Wires (Disc Two) chronicles real-life adventures in miscommunication. From a man who decides to use the tools of modern brand marketing to market himself to his wife to a father who bugs his own teenager's telephone, these stories shed light on the bizarre ways in which we try to understand each other.

Each story contains music as underscore by some of the country’s brightest independent artists, including John Lurie and The Mekons.

Track Listing

Disc 1

  1. Squirrel Cop - A Police Officer Somewhere On The East Coast
  2. Loser - Fiction by Aimee Bender, read by Matt Malloy
  3. Flight vs. Invisibility - John Hodgman
  4. Watching the Detective - Ira Glass with Detective Jonathan Rosenberg
  5. The Greatest Phone Message of All Time - Jonathan Goldstein

Disc 2

  1. Jesus Shaves - David Sedaris
  2. Say It to Me in Guy Language - Ira Glass with Will Powers
  3. When the Wall Came Tumbling Down - A Teenager and His Dad
  4. Everyone Speaks Elton John - Starlee Kine with Jon Langford
  5. Music Lessons - Sarah Vowell
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