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Re:sound #192 The Waiting Show

This hour, waiting. Waiting in line, waiting for an organ transplant and waiting for a bus that's never, ever going to come.

2014 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour, waiting. Waiting in line, waiting for an organ transplant and waiting for a bus that's never, ever going to come.

In Line With Saturday Night Klein
by Sean Cole (Weekend America, 2007)
Outside of Rockefeller Center in New York, you'll find the standby queue for Saturday Night Live tickets. Hundreds wait, and few will get in, but one man keeps the whole thing in order.

The Bus Stop
by Lulu Miller (Radiolab, 2010)
In this story, the bus stop is there, the people are there. The only thing missing is the bus.

Four Failing Lungs
by Catie Talarski (WNPR, 2011)
For Beth and Brian, a lung transplant could extend their lives for years. Or, it could lead to rejection and continued suffering.

A Life Spent Waiting
by Dennis Funk
A short audio reflection about pausing

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk.

produced by

Sean Cole

Sean Cole is a producer at This American Life .

Lulu Miller

Lulu Miller (@lmillernpr) was an NPR Science Desk Reporter until 2015, when she joined NPR Science Correspondent Alix Spiegel to co-host Invisibilia.

Catie Talarski

Catie Talarski is the executive producer at WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio.


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