[joe-frank-list] Origin of the telephone medium/preacher clip?
shiro at uclink4.berkeley.edu
Mon Aug 2 01:52:12 PDT 2004
Hi folks -
This isn't exactly a name-that-show question, but it's close.
In several of Joe's programs (Prayer, A Natural Disaster, Bible Stories, Men of the Cloth) there are clips in which someone posing as a medium/preacher calls people on the telephone and tries to convince them to repeat absurd prayers.
Somewhere, some time in the last decade, I remember hearing an explanation for the clip. It involved a recording engineer somewhere making prank telephone calls and then secretly distributing the tapes to radio people.
Did anyone else hear the explanation for that clip? Any idea where it was?
I *think* the explanation was on a radio program, and I seem to remember it wasn't immediately associated with Joe. A couple likely guesses are: an episode of This American Life, an Over the Edge show, an interview in a random news or arts program, or possibly an announcer or pledge drive jockey introducing a show. But, memory being what it is, its possible it was actually a text article somewhere.
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