Holy cow, I wrote a book!
Voting closed last night on the second
NPR Planet Money one-hour story competition.
Three reporters were sent into a convention
(this time, the
International Council of Shopping Centers conference)
and given one hour to collect tape for a story.
Listen to the results,
either in the full podcast format or just to the three individual stories.
Each of the stories was interesting in its own way.
From Adam Davidson, I learned some mall restaurant jargon.
From Chana Joffe-Walt, I learned about the pursuit of the cool kids.
And from Alex Blumberg, I learned why a guy
dressed in a bright red blazer
known only as McGuire
is the most popular guy at the convention.
My vote went to Chana's story.
The Six Guys' Blog,
the blog of Five Guys.
(This will make sense after you listen to Alex's story.)