|I Was on “This American Life” Again This Past Weekend. Listen to It Now (or Shortly Thereafter)||
Hi. Happy Monday. I just wanted to let you know that this past weekend I was on the popular “This American Life” radio program, hosted by teen heartthrob Ira Glass, for a record fourth time (NOTE: This is my personal record in a contest I am having with myself. Admittedly, many other people have appeared on the show more than I have. And as long as we’re on the topic, it is actually the fifth time I have appeared on the show if you count the time I was cut from the show but still mentioned, which I choose to. Hey- why not?). This is the 401st episode of the program and it’s called “Parent Trap.” I am at the “top” (sorry- showbiz lingo) of the show, which is to say the beginning, telling a story about my mother, a priest, Maureen McGovern, and me. At no point do any of us walk into a bar, though I would have liked to. At the end of the show, Ira gives a lovely mention to my mom, the greatest mom of all-time and an awesome woman I’m going to miss a whole bunch. You can listen to the whole episode right here.