515: Good Guys

515: Good Guys

Jan 10, 2014
Lots of men think of themselves as "good guys." But what does it actually take to be one? To be a truly good guy. Stories of valiant men attempting to do good in challenging circumstances: in war zones, department stores, public buses, and at the bottom of a cave 900 feet underground.
  • Producer Ben Calhoun tells Ira about a secret move his friend uses all the time — the "good guy discount" — that gets Ben's friend money off all sorts of items when he's shopping. (6 minutes)BusinessFunny

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  • Ben tries the good guy discount, to see if he can pull it off, as Ira tags along. (7 minutes)BusinessFunny

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  • Mike Birbiglia has this story about a time his good guy-ness was called into question. Mike is about to go on a new tour called Thank God For Jokes that will take him to 100 cities. You can find show dates at his website. (7 minutes)CityFunnyLive Performance

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  • Julia DeWitt tells the story of someone who goes to incredible lengths to do a favor for another guy, even though the guy won't ever be able to know about it. Julia's story originally aired on Snap Judgment. (16 minutes)

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  • In 2009, a U.S. soldier contacted our show and offered to send audio dispatches from his deployment in Afghanistan, to do a story about what it's really like to go to war. But what he learned when he was over there was way more personal and honest than we, or he, expected. Producer Sarah Koenig explains. Note: Ira warns listeners that this story may not be appropriate for children. (20 minutes)War

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