'This American Life' Exposes Human Flaws with Pleasing Animation

May 7, 2008


The new season of This American Life begins this began last Sunday, so brace yourself for the nasally voice of Ira Glass (now with visuals!) with this clip from the first episode. In this animation of a previous radio broadcast, Ira and his friends stumble upon the quirkiness of human behavior when Robert incorrectly believes he was at an event his wife had only told him about. Crazy, right? It turns out memory is flawed in some ways. Thankfully, the whole masturbatory story is set to the visuals of illustration and comics genius Chris Ware, so at least it's grating in a clean, geometric, eye-pleasing way.

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