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Simon Rich explored dog missed connections ads and the sad life history of a condom. Rob Davidson read the kind of emo story "First Position" from his collection The Farther Shore. Diane Weipert told of dead teenagers stealing the energy from the living, in a scene from her sensation The Waking Moon. Nahid Fattahi talked of the Taliban and Terry Gross and Taylor Swift. Julie Gengo, subbing for Yvonne Daley who had to cancel, brought a story of a woman who channels alarming information from coins in a fountain.