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372: The Inauguration Show


Back in November, two weeks after he was elected president, Barack Obama delivered a pre-taped speech to an international conference on global warming that was convened in Los Angeles by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. It wasn't Obama's most important speech, but the effect it had on the audience was profound—mostly because they heard it through the haze of the last eight years. Host Ira Glass talks about how so many people right now are having these ding-dong-the-witch-is-dead moments. And how the entire country is poised for change, welcome or not. (7 minutes)