There’s a machine lots of us encounter as a big impersonal, mechanical apparatus, that has a ghost in it. But it’s a ghost that appears to just a small handful of people. Jean Hannah Edelstein tells the story to Ira.
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Chase Friedman was in an accident that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. Ira Glass talks to him about the unusual goal he set for his recovery.
Susan Burton is a couple years into recovery from the eating disorder she’s had for decades.
Host Ira Glass talks to writer Mitchell S.
When Adele wrote into our show last summer, she described herself as “the worst phlebotomist in the whole hospital.” Producer Diane Wu couldn’t resist calling her up to find out exactly what she meant by that.
When Neena Pathak found out she had a fibroid, it didn’t seem so bad. But then it got bigger, more uncomfortable, bloodier… and she had to decide if she was going to have to get surgery to get it removed.
Producer Sean Cole scrubs in to observe heart surgeon Dr. John Elefteriades, or Dr.
Susan Burton talks to women about why it’s so hard to talk about eating disorders.
Pavan Bivigou writes about having sickle-cell anemia.
People given the difficult task of deciding who lives and who dies.