Full episode
31: When You Talk About Music
Act Three

Choosing Fandom

A reading from the zine Motorbooty about the crisis of World Band Overpopulation. Then, This American Life contributor Sarah Vowell on someone who is not part of the world band overpopulation problem: Scott Lee, the world's greatest fan of the Fastbacks, a respected, semi-obscure Seattle alternative band. Lee maniacally charts obscure Fastbacks facts and calculates statistics. (12 minutes)