57: Delivery

57: Delivery

Mar 14, 1997
Stories about the delivery business and the people in it. UPS men, bike messengers, FedEx dispatchers.

NOTE: This episode originally included a story by reporter Stephen Glass, which we have removed because of questions about its truthfulness. This story is included in the transcript only for reference.
  • Host Ira Glass goes to the Federal Express hub at Memphis to watch 1.2 million pieces of overnight mail get sorted in one night and to talk to the adrenaline junkies in the FedEx Command Center. (5 minutes)Travel

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  • Tony Starbucks, interviewed by Dierdre Dolan and Paul Tough. (7 minutes)Jobs/Employment

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  • "Edison, New Jersey," a story about delivering pool tables from Junot Diaz's book Drown. (18 minutes)FictionJobs/Employment

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  • David Sedaris play, with Toby Wherry and Penelope Boyer. (13 minutes)FunnyRadioTheater

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  • Nancy Updike and UPS Men. (6 minutes)Jobs/EmploymentSexuality

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  • Act Five. Faith Shattered. [Retracted]

    This episode originally included a fifth act, a story by reporter Stephen Glass about boycotting FedEx, which we have removed because of questions about its truthfulness. The story is included in the transcript for reference.

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