Most of us probably have heard of someone else who shares our name, and there are probably others, but unlike British comedian Dave Gorman, we haven't traveled 24 thousand miles and spent thousands of dollars to meet all of them. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, magnificent obsessions. And They Might Be Giants share their obsession with popular songs.
British comedian Dave Gorman decided to meet as many of the people who share his name as possible. His hobby turned into a hit one-man stage show and a book called "Are You Dave Gorman?" He tells Anne Strainchamps how his quest brought him to Israel and Norway, and what happens when all the Dave Gorman's get together. Also, writer and film-maker Arthur Bradford tells Steve Paulson about some of the stories in his collection "Dogwalker," and recounts some of the adventures of his variously disabled collaborators on a documentary called "How's Your News?"SEGMENT 2:
John Flansburgh and John Linnell comprise the musical duo "They Might Be Giants." They talk with Steve Paulson about their music, and their obsession for old pop songs. And we lots of examples of their music. They Might Be Giants' new album is "Mink Car."SEGMENT 3:
Amy Willensky, author of "Passing for Normal: A Memoir of Compulsion," has both Tourette's Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She tells Jim Fleming about her Tourette's tics and OCD counting and touching rituals, and how she finally found some relief through a combination of medication and cognitive therapy.Cassette copies are available at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 01-11-25-A.
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