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Reality TV, an Egg Timer, and a Burglary

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True romance is put in jeopardy by a reality tv show; a speechwriter has an explosive show down with Bill Clinton; a woman flies cross country to help the aging father she hasn't seen in 18 years; and a father's courage is put to the test in his own home.

Diana Spechler. Photo by Jason Falchook.

An off-screen romance hopes to make it to primetime.

Audio

A political speechwriter risks his job for a joke.

Video

A woman flies cross country to help the aging father she hasn't seen in 18 years.

Audio

A father's courage is put to the test in his own home.

Audio

Extras from this episode:

Diana Spechler

True romance is put in jeopardy by a reality tv show.

Diana and her boyfriend. Photo courtesy Diana Spechler.

 

Mark Katz

A speechwriter has an explosive showdown with Bill Clinton.

The note from President Clinton. Click for full view.

Bill Clinton and Mark in less contentious times.

When Mark originally told this story, he brought the infamous egg timer with him on stage.

 

David Ullendorff

A father’s courage is put to the test in his own home.

David’s old house, where the story takes place. Photo courtesy David Ullendorff.

The music featured in this episode…

The Drift – Uncanny Valley - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Yellowman – Going to the Chapel - Find it on iTunes/Amazon

Andrew Bird – Banking on a Myth - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

United States Marine Band – Hail to the Chief - Find it on iTunes

Paolo Conte – Via Con Me - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify