In an animated short by StoryCorps, the famous oral historian recounts an entertaining anecdote about how alienating the modern world can be when we don't talk to each other. The audio, recorded in 2005, is brought to life by the Rauch Brothers, who have done a whole series of short videos for StoryCorps. Terkel's legacy is in the DNA of the organization, they explain; he "was an inspiration to StoryCorps, and he was also an early participant in the project."
For more videos by StoryCorps, or to find out how you can create your own story, visit StoryCorps.org.
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