17 January 2012

Potpourri of Stories - Airs Jan. 18
This episode of The Listening Lounge feature three stories we like. They're not related in a specific way. So we're calling the show a potpourri.

The Sleeping Fool by Sofia Saldanha
Art museum security guards spend their days in uniform, speaking quietly or not at all, surrounded by works of irreplaceable art. It may look easy, but the job requires a stressful degree of responsibility, poise, and silence. Some guards may begin to feel trapped inside their own thoughts, or even inside a painting.

Searching For Blelvis by Sam Greenspan
When Elvis Presley died, he left behind an abundance of adoring fans. One of his most obsessive, and mysterious, admirers is Washington's own Blelvis--a self-described 'Elvisologist,' who can often be found in the Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, and Mt Pleasant neighborhoods.  Sam Greenspan set out to find out more about the man behind the persona, but found out more about DC's fascination with Blelvis--than the man himself.

Thanks for Sharing Your Girlfriend by Sarah Buckingham
From Monica Lewinski to Mark Sanford, infidelity is always big news. But recently a debate about whether monogamy is the only model for long-term relationships has also been making headlines. CNN considered the question “Is monogamy realistic?” and Newsweek wondered if consensual non-monogamy might be the next sexual revolution.

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