Notes from the Dept. of It Could Always Be Worse

Pegged to the recent election and the notion of have and have nots in American culture, This American Life this week has a nice bit about the last becoming first, and while it’s all good, the best part by far is the first segment, which is an excerpt from Studs Terkel’s Hard Times interviews. When the woman talks in the same sentence about being a kid and having only bread to eat for months at a time, and also how happy she was at the time, it will just break your heart.

1 Comment on Notes from the Dept. of It Could Always Be Worse

  1. I listened to that segment! And you’re right: it was totally amazing.

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