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Extreme Ironing: Pressing Shirts on the Edge

Ironing is better known as a household chore. But some extreme sports fans are combining the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt with the excitement of performing the task on such dangerous spots as mountaintops and in raging surf. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Phil "Steam" Shaw, the man behind extreme ironing.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.