journalism

The Agony of Corrections (because there is no Ecstasy about them).

About a year ago, I reviewed a show at the Woolly Mammoth Theater. The monologist, who I had interviewed the week before, emailed me the day the story ran to tell me that I had gotten a couple of details* wrong. I have to admit, I had taken very limited notes during the show, so I accepted what he said, ran the correction and moved on.

Nine months later, This American Life turned this monologist’s show into a one-hour episode. My roommate had seen the live show with me and told me about the podcast. I figured I’d get around to listening to Mike Daisey’s take on Apple’s working conditions in China later, after I caught up with other TAL episodes. I’d already seen him live, so there was no rush to relive the play.

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