129: Advice

129: Advice

May 14, 1999
A program taped before live audiences in Seattle (thanks to public radio station KUOW) and at HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. A taxonomy of different kinds of advice—and stories that illustrate why advice is so rarely taken.
  • What if you asked people for advice and actually took all the advice that everyone gave you? As an experiment, writer Sarah Vowell tried exactly that, when she recently solicited advice from many different people about insomnia. (15 minutes) ChildhoodFood/Drinks/CookingFunnyHealth Care/MedicineLive PerformanceMotherssiblings

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