Jesus. this isnt reporting, this isnt shedding light on a subject, its blatant story production. Please do better than mirroring an angsty teenager complaining about stuff they really dont know about. just plain bad
When I eat lucky charms sometimes the marshmallows get stuck under the spoon and when I eat it it surprises me.
She led him in the interview. She even points it out herself. Not great journalism. “How does that make you feel?” She seemed biased.
I'm not American. And I always find these episodes poignant. I think a desire for respite from political perturbations is entirely understandable, the preference to feel calm enough to move through a cherished ritual which you relied on as a space of non-taxing socio-cultural reflection and discovery without a sense of impending fatal cacophany, seems relatable.
I always cherished how this show gave us cause, space, means and entertainement enough to empathize and relate to what might not otherwise be our experience. It was the story of the spider and their web on the otherside of a tree we shared.
I think its important to percieve the comments people make on these shows with that same unconditional curious empathy. It helps us become more aware of what is constructing what influences what affects us, which means we can cultivate its best condition.
I think people would argue the inheirant condition of 'American'. Which isn't a thing, unless its a thing for all 3 continents and its people. And I think thats the point of TAL, being American is a big big complicated nuanced thing, they want to show that in all of its ways. I enjoy that.
It's called This AMERICAN Life, not Your Comfortable and Subtly Funny Life. Being American is inherently political - unless your privilege shields you from having to care. Love this program, always have and probably always will.
Megan Amort It doesn't have to be political all the damn time. And quit your spoon-fed rhetorics and have some original thoughts that are actually yours. And also, check your privilege before you lecture someone else.
Megan Amort Here is the problem with singular topics, it loses all value with chicken little "the sky is falling" rhetoric. we live in turbulent times, we always have, but a little brevity is long over due.
For fucks sake, can we get ONE episode that doesn't get political? You guys used to be one of my favorite shows. Now it just feels like you're pushing agendas every week. I remember the days of "One last thing before I go". One of my all time favorite episodes out of all the shows I listen to. Can we please just go back to that. Also, bring back the old Kanye while you're at it.
Jack they've made eps on Yugoslav war crimes, housing discrimination, actually a lot of stories on racism. one of my favs was the one about testosterone, where the office tested their testosterone levels, talking about what it means to be a man and another featured a trans person. that was ALL over 10-15 years ago. point is - TAL hasn't changed, always had political stories. don't let the door hit you on the way out, dum dum.
Armando Monroy I agree with you, this show is very political now like all the late night comedy shows. It's a humorless shame.
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