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This American Life Releases 'The Invisible Made Visible'


The video includes a story by longtime contributor David Rakoff who died earlier this year

Photo by: Adrianne Mathiowetz

The two-hour special video recording of This American Life's show, The Invisible Made Visible, includes pieces by David Sedaris, Tig Notaro, Mike Bibiglia, and David Rakoff. OK Go provides music. The show was originally performed onstage and broadcast live into movie theaters in May, 2012, to over 70,000 people across the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Now the video will be available to everyone.

Host Ira Glass personally curated the show, and, as he explains: "The whole point was to do stories that are far too visual to ever be on the radio."

In the story by David Rakoff (pictured), he talks about the abilities he lost during his fight with cancer, and then, gracefully, beautifully, does a solo dance onstage. It was the last story Rakoff ever wrote for the radio show. He died three months later, in August.

The show is offering the video directly to its fans by partnering with starting November 15. If you pay $5, you can access full-length streams of the show at, as well as download a DRM-free copy.

Watch the official trailer below:

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