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October 1, 2021

My Bad

An hour devoted to embarrassing stories. They’re not always just little moments – funny, daily stuff that we laugh about later. Some can change you for the rest of your life.

Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION.

Prologue

Prologue

Guest host Elna Baker hears of a story from Jane Marie, about an embarrassing moment that haunts her. (3 minutes)

Act Two

Judgment Day

Writer Kiese Laymon tells Elna Baker his most embarrassing story. (It happened with one of the most important people in his life.) Kiese Laymon is the author of Heavy and Long Division. (12 minutes)

Act Three

Traumarama

We put out a call for embarrassing stories and got back more than 1000. Guest host Elna Baker tells Ira Glass about some of her favorites. (14 minutes)