542: Wait - Do You Have The Map?
Dec 12, 2014
Stories about people feeling lost and trying to figure out how to move ahead: two brothers take a doomed road trip through Mexico and a couple from radically different backgrounds draw up a contract for their unlikely romance.
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- This next story is about a couple in a relationship that’s unlike the homes either of them grew up in. They’re married. And it’s a prison marriage. They met when the guy in the marriage was incarcerated. Reporter Christopher Rhoads tells the story. (19 minutes)
- Tig Notaro is a comedian who’s been on our show before, and last year she went on a tour that was filmed. It was a strange tour. She and a Canadian comic named Jon Dore were going around the country, performing in people’s living rooms and back yards. This was a real tour, booked in advance. Nancy Updike saw the film, and has this story. Tig's "Boyish Girl Interrupted" tour continues in January and February. (4 minutes)
- A car is a classic place to realize: "oh, I’m lost." But sometimes the realization of being lost comes first, and the car is the solution. Drive, keep driving, get un-lost. James Spring has this story about a road trip as life plan. (26 minutes)Song:
- "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother", Rufus Wainwright