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This American Life Thumb Drive Vol. 2

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Ira Glass produces "ACT 2" of the wildly popular thumb drive. This edition contains material that has mostly never been aired in the show. It features thirteen hours of interviews conducted over the past ten years. Guests include Rachel Maddow, Joss Whedon, Studs Terkel, Michael Lewis, Terry Gross, Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Orlean, Chris Ware, Jeff Garlin, Chuck Klosterman, Michael Lesy, and Etgar Keret.

Ira's cousin, Philip Glass has two interviews, including a unique version where Philip breaks down his musical compositions phrase by phrase, note by note.

The entire This American Life staff is interviewed on stage in a 90 minute video, and finally Ira is interviewed by Terry Gross and Dave Eggers.

All told, its over 20 hours of content on a fun flash drive that features the This American Life logo.

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