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In the 1990s and early 2000s Alex Chadwick from NPR would set up a card table in an interesting location with lots of foot traffic and conduct quick interviews with any compelling character that sat down.Slate is putting them all online.In the first one, released today, Chadwick talks to a morning bartender..




In the 1990s and early 2000s Alex Chadwick from NPR would set up a card table in an interesting location with lots of foot traffic and conduct quick interviews with any compelling character that sat down.

Slate is putting them all online.

In the first one, released today, Chadwick talks to a morning bartender in Key West (who's already on his sixth can of Bud at 11am). The two-minute interview has a tiny, poignant story arc.

Also worth checking out for the chance to see what Alex Chadwick actually looks like. We listen to a lot of NPR and he's never been more than a disembodied voice.

Spoiler alert: he looks a lot like Garrison Keillor. Coincidence?