Singles in Agriculture. By reporter Liz Weil and Alix Spiegel.
Alix Spiegel tells the story of her friend Jayna, who made a Faustian bargain at 11 years old.
Temporary employment agencies' business has exploded in the last few years as corporations lay off their full-time employees, especially technical workers. This American Life "hired" two temp workers, Lee and Tito, to document their experiences as temps. Ira invites Tito and Lee into the studio to spin some music "appropriate" for temp employees.