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Guest host Maulik Pancholy presents three stories about workers and the workplace--the sort of employment we talk about when we say "the daily grind." In a John Cheever classic, “Bayonne,” a busy waitress defends her territory. The reader is Mary Kay Place. The always succinct Lydia Davis gives us “Alvin the Typesetter,” in which a bohemian artist battles job conformity. The late David Rakoff offers a delicious reading. And in “OBF, Inc." by Bernice L. McFadden, an interviewee at a hip start-up learns about a secret organization that sells nothing less than cultural capital. It’s performed by Teagle F. Bougere.

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