Ep. 299: "True Stories" with Irene Taylor Brodsky, Meghan Daum and David Wax Museum | Live Wire Radio
Ep. 299: "True Stories"
Irene Taylor Brodsky, Meghan Daum and David Wax Museum
This episode was originally taped at a live show on December 5, 2015

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Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky discusses her documentaries about people regaining their sight and hearing after decades of darkness and silence, author Meghan Daum fills us in on how long you can count on being a better person when you almost die ("Two weeks, tops."), and David Wax Museum brings their musical brand of Mexo-Americana music to the stage.

Irene Taylor Brodsky
A documentary filmmaker on a wide range of subjects, from kids at "grief camp" to her own parents getting cochlear implants in their 60's. Her latest film is Open Your Eyes, about a Himalayan couple's journey to gain back their sight.

Meghan Daum
A columnist for The LA Times for a decade, Meghan Daum has become patently familiar with the personal essay. In 2014, she published The Unspeakable, a collection of highly personal essays that prompted Nylon to call her "her generation's Joan Didion." Most recently, she edited the collection Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids.

David Wax Museum
Led by multi-instrumentalist and husband-and-wife team David Wax and Suze Slezak, David Wax Museum mixes American roots music with Mexican folk to create their own genre: "Mexo-Americana." Their latest record is Guesthouse.