7: Quitting

7: Quitting

Dec 29, 1995
Stories of people who quit everything in their lives that they hated—and what happened to them afterwards.
  • Evan Harris was entrenched in her life, stalled and going nowhere both personally and professionally. A silly conversation with a co-worker about the letter "Q" led her to start a magazine called Quitter Quarterly. That one conversation changed her life completely. (22 minutes)

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  • Ira explores the question of when it's time to quit a relationship through rare recordings of bickering between roommates—recorded by the next-door neighbors. (9 minutes)

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  • Lisa Buscani reads a two-part story about not being able to quit something or someone. The piece was written for This American Life. (13 minutes)

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    • "The Calendar Song", Robert Metrick

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  • Dwight Okita reads the poem "Farewell Samba" from his book Crossing with the Light.

    Ira Glass reads Philip Larkin's poem "Poetry of Departures." (3 minutes)

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