Jan 26, 2007
An American reporter in Iraq decides to rent a house in a residential Baghdad neighborhood rather than live in a hotel and be an easy target for insurgents. And an eleven-year-old boy figures out an ingenious way to see his dead father again. Big ideas gone amok.
- Host Ira Glass talks to an expert stone cutter who makes headstones. One day he got a call from a guy who wanted him to make his headstone in advance, which is not all that uncommon. But on the stone, the man wanted to put pictures of his sons, along with the exact dates of their deaths. The strange thing was, they weren't dead yet. (6 minutes)