Wednesday January 22, 2014 | 02:51 PM

Portland writer Sara Corbett (who also co-founded The Telling Room, a nonprofit writing workshop) had a great story on this weekend's This American Life about the origins of the on-hold music that's the default setting on Cisco corporate phone switchboards. It turns out, the music has an eclectic fan base that includes Corbett's father-in-law.

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