Kidneys, Undergarments, and Cabbies - Dan Souza

“They called it 'preventative surgery'... in retrospect they should've called it, 'we're going to ruin your summer.'”

Photo by Jason Falchook

Kidneys, Undergarments, and Cabbies

A college kid has his jaw wired shut, a man receives the best gift ever from the love of his life, a young Mormon tries to extinguish her doubts, a daughter consoles her grieving father, and a New York City cab driver has a very bad day.

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07:18
Under the Wires

by Dan Souza

A college kid has his jaw wired shut for a month and a half after having jaw surgery.

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10:23
Kidneys and Commitments

by Gil Reyes

A man receives the best gift ever from the love of his life.

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12:09
The Box

by Karen Duffin

Karen Duffin tries to find courage in the face of doubt.

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06:04
About Your Mother

by Sarah Bunger

Sarah Bunger becomes her father’s best friend and confidant after her mother dies.

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07:04
Rhapsody on the Grand Central Parkway

by Sam Dingman

A New York City cab driver has a very bad day.

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Extras From This Episode

Dan Souza

​Dan Souza now works as Cook's Illustrated Senior Editor and hosts America's Test Kitchen.

Gil Reyes

Gil Kidney Party

Gil's Kidney Shower.

Gil And Sean1

Gil and Sean at the Kidney Shower.

Sarah Bunger

Notes Sarah

Steve’s note to Marcia.

Sam Dingman

Sam Dingman Radio Extra1 1

Sam and his cab.

Sam Dingman Radio Extra2

Sam's taxi driver license.

The music in this story

  • The Drift - Uncanny Valley
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  • Chandler Travis Three-O - One Step Forward
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  • Brad Mehldau + Pat Methaney - Unrequited
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  • John Zorn - Transmigration of the Magus
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  • Leo Kottke - Retrograde
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  • Cat Power - New York
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