Duty Calls

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Josh's mother and younger brother were a mess. His mother drank too much. His brother got arrested a lot. Josh hadn't lived with them since he was nine, and they didn't play much of a role in his daily life — until duty called, and they took over his life.

Josh told the sequel to this story at TAL's live show in 2014.

Learn more or listen again to this week's episode, which originally aired on June 1, 2007.

Photo: Josh Bearman's younger brother, David.



Ira Glass