293: A Little Bit of Knowledge

293: A Little Bit of Knowledge

Jul 22, 2005
Stories about the pitfalls of knowing just a little bit too little.
  • Host Ira Glass describes the thing that we all do at some point: Talk expertly about something we don't actually know anything about. It's so common, explains This American Life contributing editor Nancy Updike, that some friends of hers invented an imaginary magazine devoted to such blathering. It's called "Modern Jackass." (4 minutes) Health Care/MedicineJournalism

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Robert Stadler installation in St. Paul church, Paris. Image by Dominik.

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