One of the most exciting days of my life was when I discovered I could get "This American Life" — the public radio show that explores the nuances of humanity through interviews and storytelling — as a podcast on my smartphone. Since that glorious day, nearly every episode logged has taught, reminded or surprised me about something about life, relationships, the world, or myself.
One, called "Batman" (but not for the reasons you think), is particularly poignant.
Compellingly told through the story of a boy named Daniel Kish who goes blind as a toddler, the podcast is about how expectations can influence others' behavior.
The boy's mother doesn't...