If you've never listened to This American Life then i recommend that you check it out. The United States of America (a strange country that has no name) is hard to understand. But this show helps. Well, that and The Daily Show. Here's a couple of my faves from past episodes:
In this episode called First Day, Act Two (starting at the 20 minute mark) is a story about a squirrel and a cop. Worth listening to.
In this episode called Fiasco, Act One is a story about a school play. It pretty much defines fiasco.