594: My Summer Self

594: My Summer Self

Aug 12, 2016
Summer is a time when change seems more possible than ever. But is that really how it happens? Can people actually reinvent themselves in the warmer months? This week we present stories — and some comedy — about people and their summer selves.
  • Ira tells a story about how he doesn’t enjoy the summer. (2 1/2 minutes)

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Producer Dana Chivvis explores the case of a 66-year-old working lifeguard who is suing New York State for age discrimination after refusing to wear a Speedo on the job. (16 minutes)AgingWork
    Song:
    • "Speedo", The Cadillacs



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  • A troupe of comedians tell personal stories about summer experiences and improvise scenes based on them. Featuring Mike Birbiglia, John Lutz, Kate Micucci, Shannon O'Neill, Connor Ratliff, Gary Richardson and Tami Sagher - Several of whom appear in Mike's new movie "Don't Think Twice," produced by Ira. (23 minutes)Comedy

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  • Producer Neil Drumming tells the story of his dad and his family’s timeshare in Orlando, Florida. (14 1/2 minutes)Family
    Song:
    • "The Happiest Place On Earth", AJ Rafael 



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Photo

The photo Ira mentions in Act Two. That's him (left) doing a magic trick for Michael Jackson (right) in 1972 when they were both 13 years old.

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