June 13, 2008

The Truth Will Out

Does the truth always come out? Of course not! Though sometimes it comes out in the most uncomfortable ways imaginable. Stories of concealed truths bubbling to the surface, including a brand-new, unpublished story by fiction writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret.


Host Ira Glass talks with a high school senior about the lies she tells her mom, and if she'll ever reveal the truth. (4 minutes)
Act Two

The Spy Who Bugged Me

Lawrence Wright is a reporter for the New Yorker Magazine, and an author of the bestselling book on Al Qaeda, The Looming Tower. He's also one of the few people in America who can say definitively that he was targeted by the U.S. Government's warrantless wiretappping program, first exposed on the front page of The New York Times. He tells the story of how he knew his phone calls were listened to...and how he then went on to question the head of US intelligence, Mike McConnell, about it. (17 minutes)

Lawrence Wright first wrote about his experiences in an article in The New Yorker, called "The Spymaster." His latest article in the magazine is called "The Rebellion Within.

Act Three

Rosa In The Study With The ATM Card

A woman's elderly father has several hired caretakers who help him throughout the day. When one of the caretakers accuses another one of stealing from father, it's up to his daughter to figure out the truth. (17 minutes)