Ira Glass is everywhere in the last few days. Yesterday he was on CBC’s The Current. A quote:
“As a storyteller in my civilian life, I am at an utterly civilian level… Like, only somebody who is just at the normal level of being able to tell a story… would go to the trouble to think through what is the completely optimal way to make a story work.”
A few days ago, Ira did an “Ask A Grown Man” for Rookie. (Bonus: crash course in balloon animals.)
Via the This American Life blog.
He was also profiled in The Star last week.
And, finally, Toronto friends: Ira Glass is in your city this weekend to talk about making radio.
(If you want more Ira — who doesn’t? — this series isn’t new, but I re-visit it at least once a year and always seem to learn something new… especially from Part 3, which I think applies to life far beyond storytelling.)