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The story of a Michigan family in the 1960's, told entirely through tape of them found in an old Salvation Army thrift store. "I got up to have my worship, and as I did, Daddy came in and sat down beside me. And I felt rather funny, because..." Stories made entirely out of scraps of old tapes. What unites them under that surface--and not far under it--is that they all end up being stories about fathers and the legacies that fathers leave their children.

Learn more or listen again to this week's episode, originally broadcast February 21, 1996.

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Ira Glass