Double Lives

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Act one: Writer Susan Bergman talks about her father's double life. He was a strictly religious family man, who secretly had dozens of gay lovers. After she published a book about it (after his death), dozens of gay men contacted her to try and explain her father's life. Act two: A documentary story about a father who leads a double life. Act three: Two very short radio plays by Chicago's Neo-Futurists, about parents keeping secrets from their kids. Act four: Ira discovers that his mom - a therapist in suburban Baltimore - is being quoted in national magazines as a &quotsexpert;," giving sex advice. He calls home to discuss this secret she's kept from her children. Act five: Susan Bergman reads an excerpt from her book Anonymity.



Ira Glass