42: Get Over It!

42: Get Over It!

Nov 15, 1996
Three stories of people trying to forget the past and move on.
  • Host Ira Glass talks about the drama of trying to be "just friends" with an ex-girlfriend. The meaning of the title will be clear if you hear the piece. (17 minutes) FriendshipRomance

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  • Fiction writer George Saunders reads his story "Offloading for Mrs Schwartz," from his book CivilWarLand in Bad Decline. It's the story of someone who can't get over the death of his ex-wife. (23 minutes). DeathFictionMarriage

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  • Who among us has not wanted amnesia to help get over someone or something? But the problem with amnesia is that it happens a lot more in TV shows and movies and novels than it does in real life. We send reporter Scott Carrier to find someone who really has had amnesia. It's such a difficult assignment that at some point, he visits a hypnotist and asks her to take his memory away. (15 minutes)Health Care/MedicineMental Health

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Illustration by Chris Ware

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