Tonight, THIS AMERICAN LIFE is devoting an entire episode to debunking the most popular story it has ever run: a January story that was an excerpt of the monologuist MIKE DAISEY's one-man show The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. The piece concerned Daisey's story of his trip to visit the Chinese factories where Apple products are made, and of abuses the Daisey claimed to have first-hand knowledge of.
are alarmingly unprepared for this," emcee Ryan Walsh announced to his
audience on a Sunday night last month at Toad. As if to prove his point, co-host Steve Almond
was still trying to figure out his stage persona mid-show. (He
ultimately settled on "nonsexual criminal.") But there's no need to fear
catastrophic awkwardness here -- welcome to "This Has Been a Disaster -
Thanks For Having Us," a monthly storytelling series devoted to
real-life tales of gigs gone wrong.