This American Life - David Rakoff

" 'Oh, god, don't recommend This American Life', you eye-roll.

But this week's episode, which is actually from 2012, is so perfect, so well-pitched, so funny, so sad and so brutally clever ... well, you can't not.

It's really not the episode, it's the man: one David Rakoff. David died five years ago, and TAL are replaying the tribute. God, he had a way with words. 

His pitch as a German expressionist cheerleader, with pompoms made of live chickens, got me big-time.

Just ... trust me."

- EW