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NPR Classic Driveway Moments

Performance - Spoken Word
Nonfiction: Public Radio / Classics
Unabridged   2 hour(s)
Publication date: 03/09/2010

NPR Classic Driveway Moments

Radio Stories that Won't Let You Go

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Audio CD ISBN:9781615730384
Digital Download ISBN:9781615730537


The ultimate best-of collection for the long-time NPR junky, featuring classic pieces from the NPR archives.
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Product Description

Presented together for the first time, here are the very first, and very best, definitive listener favorites that came to be known as Driveway Moments: the classic, spellbinding stories that keep getting better with repeated listening, selected from the National Public Radio archives. These tales were first heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and other NPR programs. Like the unforgettable “Amy’s Answering Machine,” in which comedian and author Amy Borkowsky shares quirky, hilarious messages left by her mother. And “My So-Called Lungs,” an emotional audio diary by a young girl with cystic fibrosis. And “Hitching a Ride with Junior McGhee,” in which musician/storyteller Charlie Barnett takes listeners on a hitchhiking adventure across the U.S. Literate, intelligent, mirthful, and moving, these stories are worth repeating—and hearing again and again.

  • Introduction by Michele Norris
  • Misunderstood Song Lyrics
  • Dead Groundhog
  • Amy’s Answering Machine
  • My So-Called Lungs
  • His Father
  • An Unexpected Kitchen: The George Foreman Grill
  • Rato Interesso
  • There’s Just Something About That Cowbell
  • Sweet Potato Queen’s Latest Dish
  • My Dad the Ex-Con
  • Death of a Child: Losing Adam
  • Charlie Goes to College
  • Hitching a Ride with Junior McGee

Author Bio

MICHELE NORRIS, an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience, co-hosts NPRs newsmagazine All Things Considered. Before coming to NPR, Norris was a correspondent for ABC News. Norris is a multiple Pulitzer-nominee and, in addition to other honors, shares an Emmy and a Peabody with ABC News colleagues for her contribution to their 9/11 coverage.