Do Listen Twice

By This American Life

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Description

To celebrate the iTunes release of Mike Birbiglia's movie Don't Think Twice, host Ira Glass presents a podcast miniseries featuring his favorite stories that Birbiglia has told on This American Life over the years. https://itunes.com/dontthinktwice

Episode Date
10 - Christmas on a High Wire
00:37:52
The final episode of Do Listen Twice, the podcast miniseries celebrating the release of the film Don't Think Twice. In this episode, some of the best improv actors in the country perform special Christmas themed show recorded live at the Bell House in Brooklyn. Saturday Night Live cast members Aidy Bryant and Sasheer Zamata, Scott Adsit, Tami Sagher, Chris Gethard, and Mike Birbiglia dream up a magical world on stage that’s only possible at Christmas. Don't Think Twice is available here: https://itunes.com/dontthinktwice
Nov 12, 2016
09 - The Business of Show
00:09:11
Mike Birbiglia talks about how getting into comedy is like starting up a business that no one wants; it’s all supply, no demand. https://itunes.com/dontthinktwice
Nov 12, 2016
08 - Ruining It for the Rest of Us
00:12:13
Mike Birbiglia tells the story about the time he ruined a cancer charity event, by giving the worst performance of his life. https://itunes.com/dontthinktwice
Nov 12, 2016
07 - Of Mice and Men
00:11:38
Ira Glass and Mike Birbiblia introduce at story that Mike told at a This American Life live show at Brooklyn Academy of Music. It's about a trip Mike, his wife, and his cat took, where they met parasitic zombie mice. https://itunes.com/dontthinktwice
Nov 12, 2016
06 - Stranger in the Night
00:16:16
Ira and Mike discuss the first story that Mike ever told on This American Life, about the sleepwalking that almost killed him. https://itunes.com/dontthinktwice
Nov 12, 2016
05 - Heels on the Bus
00:08:41
When introducing this story about when his good-guyness was called into question, Mike Birbiglia somehow manages to mention his grandfather who helped build the NYC subway. The story originally aired on This American Life #515 "Good Guys" on January 10, 2015. Check out Mike's new movie Don't Think Twice: https://itunes.com/dontthinktwice
Nov 04, 2016
04 - Beat It
00:11:03
Mike Birbiglia tells Ira Glass about something that happened at a show he performed this past weekend, relating to the story in this episode, about the time he became the fall guy for his entire high school. It originally aired on This American Life #384 on June 26, 2009. Check out Mike's new movie Don't Think Twice: https://itunes.com/dontthinktwice
Nov 04, 2016
03 - My Girlfriend's Boyfriend
00:11:18
Mike Birbiglia tells Ira Glass an update about the story featured in this episode... and Ira isn't impressed. The story originally aired on This American Life #374 "Somewhere Out There" on February 13, 2009. Check out Mike's new movie Don't Think Twice: https://itunes.com/dontthinktwice
Nov 04, 2016
02 - D-U-Why?!
00:17:27
Ira Glass and Mike Birbiglia talk about how Ira cajoles Mike into revealing things he doesn't want to on This American Life, including the story featured in this episode, about the time Mike was hit by a drunk driver and made to pay $12,000 for the drunk driver's car. The story originally aired on This American Life #379 "Return to the Scene of the Crime" on May 1, 2009. Check out Mike's new movie Don't Think Twice: https://itunes.com/dontthinktwice
Nov 04, 2016
01 - Error at First Base
00:17:15
Ira Glass and Mike Birbiglia introduce Do Listen Twice, the podcast miniseries celebrating the iTunes release of their movie Don't Think Twice. Mike gives a "where are they now" update to the story featured in this episode, about his rocky foray into the world of making out with girls. It originally aired on This American Life #411 "First Contact" on June 25, 2010. https://itunes.com/dontthinktwice
Nov 04, 2016