John's a contributor to The Daily Show, writes books and plays the PC in those "I'm a Mac I'm a PC" ads. He's done great funny stories for our show (178, 205, 232) but also a lovely poignant one in episode 243.
This American Life receives an emergency transmission from a rooftop somewhere in New York City, where John Hodgman reports on the true-life origins of Christmas traditions. John Hodgman is the author of More Information Than You Require.
Writer John Hodgman in New York tells the story of how he dreamt of getting to know the B-movie star Bruce Campbell, and how his unlikely dream accidentally came true, partly to his delight, partly to his horror.