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Episode 141: Summer of Second Chances, Agatha Christie (“Witness for the Prosecution”)

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Agatha Christie is one of the best-selling authors of all time, yet when we read her novel & Then There Were None earlier this year, we gave it mixed reviews. So in the spirit of our Summer of Second Chances, we’re giving her another go, this time reading what people (or at least some people on the internet) regard as one of her finest short stories, “Witness for the Prosecution.”

Will we come around on the famed mystery writer? Or will Christie succumb to our famously harsh two-strikes-and-you’re-out rule? Here’s a picture of the author taken just moments before she was crushed by her own back catalog:


In the second half of the show, we revisit some 90s bands that may or may not be worthy of a second chance. We also share another listener story of second chances. If you’d like to weigh in on that discussion–an artist, musician, writer, filmmaker, etc., to whom you’ve given a second chance–you can do so on our Facebook page.

As always, you can listen to the episode right here on our site, or download the mp3 file and take it with you. You can also visit us in the iTunes store, or wherever you get your podcasts (Stitcher, Instacast, etc.). If there’s a service you use that doesn’t have us listed, just let us know! And thanks for listening!

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