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Sarah’s parents got divorced when she was little. She and her siblings stayed with their mom, even though Sarah preferred her father’s company. She only saw her father for dinner once a week and stayed with him every other weekend. When she got to talk to him on the phone, her mother often stood nearby and listened.

So when email entered their lives, Sarah finally had a mode of communication with their father that felt private. This is the story of how email affected their relationship, what kinds of communication it enabled, and what kinds of communication it shut down.

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Music:


All music for this episode by Chris Zabriskie

Cylinder Two

Divider

Cylinder Five

The House Glows (with Almost No Help)

I Am a Man who Will fight for Your Honor

The Theatrical Poster for Poltergeist III

What True Self? Feels Bogus, Let’s Watch Jason X

Androids Always Escape

Direct download: Episode_12_-_Inbox_Time_Machine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:06pm EDT

Mohamed fell in love with air travel at a young age. He lived in Kuwait, but he would fly with his family back to Egypt at the end of every school year, so air travel was imbued with the pleasure of summer, vacation, family, and fun.

Then he grew up and moved to the United States, and suddenly air travel was much more expensive, much more difficult. This is the story of how his relationship to flying changed.

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Links:
Louis CK on the Conan O’Brien show

Music:
Halflight by Podington Bear
Mensa by Podington Bear
Constellation by Podington Bear
Filaments by Podington Bear

Direct download: Episode_11_-_The_Window_Seat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am EDT

Kate Hopper had dreamed of a totally natural birth, with no drugs and no medical interventions. But when her baby was born two months early, Kate had to enter the unnatural world of the neonatal intensive care unit, where incubators, tubes, and monitors kept her daughter at a distance, and where Kate had to struggle to find her own identity as a mother.

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Links:

Kate Hopper’s book about her experience: Ready for Air

Kate Hopper’s website: Motherhood and Words

Music:

Imaginary Friend by johnny_ripper

Tea Tea Tea by Chapelier Fou, remixed by johnny_ripper

In a Dream by johnny_ripper

Staircase with Felix Green by johnny_ripper

Une Belle Fin by johnny_ripper

A Song for Charlie Kaufman by johnny_ripper

Direct download: Episode_10_-_I_Had_No_Instinct.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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