John's a contributor to The Daily Show, writes books and plays the PC in those "I'm a Mac I'm a PC" ads. He's done great funny stories for our show (178, 205, 232) but also a lovely poignant one in episode 243.
This American Life receives an emergency transmission from a rooftop somewhere in New York City, where John Hodgman reports on the true-life origins of Christmas traditions. John Hodgman is the author of More Information Than You Require.
John Hodgman provides an occasionally true account of seven days spent at the Mall of America. After crossing mall officials, he goes rogue, drinking from the flume ride and exploring what he describes as a secret tunnel lined with human skulls.