December 11, 1998

You Gonna Eat That?

The family table is stage on which many family dramas are played out. We hear three stories, of three families, at three meals.


Host Ira Glass talks about the role of mealtime in family dynamics. (2 minutes)


Family dynamics seen strictly from the parents' perspective. A story by Ian Frazier, Laws Concerning Food and Drink; Household Principles; Lamentations of the Father. Read by Peter Sagal, the host of NPR's quiz show Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! (8 minutes)