January 20, 2023

The Runaround

People being dodged, delayed, and evaded—and what they do to put an end to it.

Mojo Wang

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



Ira talks to producer Sean Cole about a nightmarish runaround he’s been caught in. It all started when Sean thought: I'd like a new bed. (8 minutes)

Act Two

Strange Loop

Our senior editor David Kestenbaum introduces us to someone who is literally running around the block as a way to solve one of his problems. David tries to figure out why it works. (7 minutes)