DJ Riz on This American Life: It Takes A Nation Of Santas To Hold Us Back

Almost 15 ago I was honored through my association with The Stranger to be included ona Christmas Eve broadcast of This American Life with Ira Glass. The show was called “The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Suit,” a reference to the Elvis Costello song and centered around Santa Claus with various segments that include a historical perspective on Santa’s origins as well as personal experiences with the red suited man, including segments from Ira Glass, Sarah Vowell and David Sedaris. My segment was recorded via telephone with Mr. Glass from The KUOW studios while we were both located on the campus of the University of Washington. I am both pleased and privileged to be able to re-broadcast my segment tonight on Christmas Eve. I would encourage you to listen to the entire broadcast archived at WBEZ in Chicago found here, but if you want to listen to my segment first, skip ahead to the 35 minute below.

Merry Christmas and a mighty happy holiday…
Santa Riz

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