Excerpts from the best of the show, including the story of a brother and sister who invented a family for whom they babysat, Julie Snyder's story of her battle with the phone company MCI, and list of one man's fears. Plus excerpts from "Middle School" and a rare interview that Ira conducted with his cousin, composer Philip Glass.
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