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August 17, 2001

I Know What You Did This Summer

Stories for the stultifying, torpor-inducing, hottest heat of summer.

Prologue

Host Ira Glass reports from Holstein Park Pool in Chicago. (3 minutes)
Act One

Just Three Thousand More Miles To The Beach

Like many summer stories, this one from Scott Carrier begins with a whim and ends with a whimper. He travels cross-country without air conditioning, during weather in which it's too hot to stay in the car and too hot to get out. (29 minutes)

Song:

“Summer in the City” by Barry Morrow
Act Three

You Can Have Your Cave And Eat It Too

Sarah Vowell brings us the story of a national dispute involving Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, a sandwich, park rangers, scientists, and the United States Congress. (14 minutes)

Scott Carrier and Sarah Vowell's stories were produced with help from HearingVoices.com, with funds from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.