This American Life favorite Mike Birbiglia stopped by to read excerpts from his new book, Sleepwalk with Me and Other Painfully True Stories. Birbiglia talks about his experience having to provide free computer-tech support for his parents, which becomes an awkward situation when their brand new computer is infected by a porn virus.
Writer/actor Laura Silverman told two hilarious stories about her dad. One story involves some really bad marriage advice. The second is about her dad running for the homeowners association of his Florida retirement community, even though he hates everyone who lives there. Laura did a movie called All American Orgy, which you can find on Netflix or at Amazon.com.
This is a beautiful story about a new father taking his four-month-old baby girl for a walk through city streets, which shouldn't be too difficult unless, like author Ryan Knighton, this new dad happens to be blind. First Steps was produced by Jonathan Goldstein and Mira Burt-Wintonick with Cristal Duhaime, and is adapted from an essay by Knighton, from his book C'mon Papa: Dispatches from a Dad in the Dark. The story first aired on CBC’s Wiretap, which is distributed in the US by PRI, Public Radio International.
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