221: Fake I.D.

221: Fake I.D.

Sep 20, 2002
Stories of people traveling under fake papers, false identities, not for power or personal gain, but for their own deeper personal reasons.
  • Host Ira Glass talks with Erin Einhorn, a reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, who went to Poland to find the Catholic family that had sheltered and saved her mother from the Nazi concentration camps during World War II. She found that in Krakow where she was living, in a country where Jewish populations had been vilified and then exterminated by the Nazis, Judaism was suddenly trendy. (5 minutes) FamilyReligion

    Embed

    Copy and paste the HTML below to embed this story into your web page or blog.

    pixels
  • Ira's conversation with Erin Einhorn continues. She talks about the possible reasons that, 50 years after Auschwitz, 10,000 Polish hipsters will now show up to see a Klezmer music concert. (17 minutes) FamilyReligion

    Embed

    Copy and paste the HTML below to embed this story into your web page or blog.

    pixels
  • A short story by Jhumpa Lahiri, from her book of short stories The Interpreter of Maladies. The story is read by Mira Nair, director of the movies Mississippi Masala, Monsoon Wedding, and others. (28 minutes) FictionHousingReligion

    Embed

    Copy and paste the HTML below to embed this story into your web page or blog.

    pixels
  • A story from David Sedaris about how the movie The End of the Affair almost ended his relationship. He argues that being in love sometimes means not saying what's going through your head. (5 minutes) Film/Film MakingLiteratureRomance

    Embed

    Copy and paste the HTML below to embed this story into your web page or blog.

    pixels

Photo

Embed

Copy and paste the HTML below to embed this episode into your web page or blog.

pixels