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He wakes up in his bed, disoriented, hungover, and covered in vomit. Though it sounds like a typical Saturday morning for frat boys across the country, this scenario was a day in the life of none other than This American Life’s Ira Glass, a story revealed on WTF With Marc Maron.

Appearing on the Sept. 26 podcast, Glass recounts his drunken tale—or at least what he remembers of it. On Sept. 17, Glass participated in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival’s “The Drunk Show” in New York, along with Rachel Maddow and Ptolemy Slocum. Glass remembers the first 15 minutes of being on the show—including vomiting in the back room of the theater—but unexplained bruises and a complete lack of memory greeted poor, unsuspecting Glass in the morning. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen: NPR poster child Ira Glass blacked out for the first time, onstage, in public.

Glass tells Maron how his wife—producer of “The Drunk Show”—filled in some of the gaps, including an anecdote about a six-person pyramid with Glass as a base. Some photographs from the night might also help explain the remainder of the evening, or just confuse it further.

Over the course of the podcast, Glass also discusses eating puffins for breakfast, Philip Glass’ answering machine, and an old habit of drunken shopping.

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