198: How to Win Friends and Influence People
Nov 2, 2001
Stories of people climbing to be number one. How do they do it? What is the fundamental difference between us and them?
Paul Feig is the recent author of the children's book, Ignatius MacFarland: Frequenaut!.
- Host Ira Glass talks with Paul Feig, who as a sixth-grader, at the urging of his father, actually read the Dale Carnegie classic How to Win Friends and Influence People. What he found was that afterwards, he had a bleaker understanding of human nature—and even fewer friends than when he started. (9 minutes)
- After the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, U.S. diplomats had to start working the phones...to assemble a coalition of nations to combat this new threat. Some of the calls, you get the feeling, were not the easiest to make. Writer and performer Tami Sagher imagines what those calls were like. (6 minutes)