Ira Glass on Christmas

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Ira Glass, host of This American Life, has a story or three of four each week on his radio program. Ira and our host John Hockenberry used to work together at National Public Radio a long time ago, including time spent working together through the holidays. One of the projects they shared was a profile of The Beastie Boys for All Things Considered over one Christmas in the 80s. John says he worked the holidays because he was single and low on the totem pole, but Ira worked Christmas not because because he lacked seniority, but because it was a great way to get away from the whole holiday thing.