Cold Stone Dreamery (short story)

Cold Stone Dreamery.
This American Life. Feb 8, 2013
Ben Loory wrote and tells this story, which begins with a duck falling in love with a rock. It’s from his fiction collection Stories for the Nighttime and Some for the Day. (8 minutes)

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Ben Loory

ASMR (Autonomous sensory meridian response)

A Tribe Called Rest.
This American Life. Mar 29, 2013
How could whispering change your life?
Andrea Seigel tells this story about finding out that she is undeniably not alone.
She’s a novelist with several books including Like the Red Panda. (14 minutes)

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ASMR (Autonomous sensory meridian response)

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Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde
This American Life. Apr 12, 2013

Dr. Benjamin Gilmer (left) gets a job at a rural clinic.
He finds out he’s replaced someone — also named Dr. Gilmer (picture) — who went to prison after killing his own father.
But the more Benjamin’s patients talk about the other Dr. Gilmer, the more confused he becomes.
Everyone loved the old Dr. Gilmer. So Benjamin starts digging around, trying to understand how a good man can seemingly turn bad.

Huntington’s Disease

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All-sacrificing, ever serving, ever humble

We’re just supposed to be all-sacrificing, ever serving, ever humble
Jun 14, 2013

Science teacher Jason Pittman, who teaches pre-school through sixth grade at a school in Fairfax County, Virginia, won a big teaching award this week.
In fact, during his ten years teaching, he’s won many, many awards.
He loves his job. But this week, he explains to Ira why he’s quitting, even though he doesn’t want to. (6 minutes)

Jason Pittman

Jason Pittman: “Texas Education”

Jason Pittman at Better Said Than Done