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March 14, 1997

Delivery

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.

Prologue

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)

Faith Shattered

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.