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I'm announcing a whole new podcast, and giving you a listen to the first episode. The podcast is called Before It Had a Theme, and on it, Britta Greene an I discuss and deconstruct old episodes of This American Life. On this episode, we discuss the very first episode of that show, as well as why the show is worth discussing, how we and others became fans of the show, and why we love Ira Glass’s mother.

Clips from following were used in this episode:

Coffaro’s Theme by Bill Frisell

Episode of Tape with Jonathan Mejivar

Episode of Tape with Ben Calhoun

Ira’s talk at the Third Coast Audio Festival

Longform Podcast, Episode 159: Ira Glass

This American Life, Episode 1: New Beginnings

Ira’s talk at the Gel Conference

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