806: I Can't Quit You, Baby
This American Life
People on the verge of a big change, not wanting to let go. And the people who give them the final push.
- Prologue: Guest Host Sean Cole gets some scary news about his health, and decides to quit smoking. (5 minutes)
- Act One: Sean Cole attempts to kick his 35 year-long smoking habit, using a book that’s said to have helped millions of people to quit. (33 minutes)
- Act Two: Someone writes into the advice column Dear Sugar to ask whether or not they should quit a relationship, and gets a strange but very persuasive response. (9 minutes)
- Act Three: Even people who vehemently disagreed with Heider Garcia wanted him to stay in his job. But then something happened that made staying impossible. Zoe Chace reports. (9 minutes)
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