Paul and his friend Jack Hitt were the two people Ira first turned to for help in creating This American Life. Paul was the show's editor for a while. He now writes for the New York Times Magazine and did a book about the Harlem Childrenâ€™s Zone.
There's little in adult life that can hurt as much as a character assassination attack when it happens in junior high school. We hear the story of how one boy organizes the entire school against his former best friend, a guy named Bob Cucuzza.