24 Hours at the Golden Apple

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The This American Life producers document one day in a Chicago diner called The Golden Apple, starting at 5am and going until 5am the next morning. We hear from the waitress who has worked the graveyard shift for over two decades, the regular customers who come every day, the couples working out their problems, various assorted drunks, and, of course, cops.


Learn more or listen again to this rebroadcast, which originally aired on November 17, 2000.



Ira Glass