1. Welcome to Twitter, Ira. View in High-Res

    Welcome to Twitter, Ira.

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  1. When I started in public broadcasting, the way we reported on “real people” would be with these quaint little stories about someone with a quaint little hobby like making hammered dulcimers or carving wooden ducks. Figuring out a way to do report on real people, in totally compelling and super fun ways, seemed like an interesting challenge. I figured out if you use plot — and to get the person to tell a story — it becomes less precious and way more enjoyable.

    — Ira Glass, host of This American Life

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  1. Starting off Monday the right way.
Public Radio workouts kick you into shape!

via the Onion View in High-Res

    Starting off Monday the right way.

    Public Radio workouts kick you into shape!

    via the Onion

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  1. Because we love you and because it’s Friday we’re giving you a gift:

    Ira Glass of This American Life explains how to make balloon animals.

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  1. The book that the late David Rakoff completed just before he passed away last August, Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish, will be published on July 16. It sounds wonderful.
Ira Glass to The New York Times:

Its dirty little secret is that David was probably a better novelist than he was an essayist. I mean, he was a great essayist, famous and all that, but that came so hard to him, and I think writing this, writing drama, gave him so much more pleasure.

An interview with Rakoff here. And a remembrance here. View in High-Res

    The book that the late David Rakoff completed just before he passed away last August, Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish, will be published on July 16. It sounds wonderful.

    Ira Glass to The New York Times:

    Its dirty little secret is that David was probably a better novelist than he was an essayist. I mean, he was a great essayist, famous and all that, but that came so hard to him, and I think writing this, writing drama, gave him so much more pleasure.

    An interview with Rakoff here. And a remembrance here.

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  1. Pillowfaces for all public radio hosts!
largeheartedboy:

Ira Glass plush pillow.
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    Pillowfaces for all public radio hosts!

    largeheartedboy:

    Ira Glass plush pillow.

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  1. explore-blog:

    Ira Glass teaches you how to make balloon animals while answering teenage girls’ questions about love.

    Complement with Glass’s answer to the grown-up question of how to find success in creative work.

    ( Rookie)

    Morning there. Let’s start today with an Ira-Glass-animal-balloon-making party, shall we?

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  1. I think they’re cheap. I think it’s a cheap move. Even in The Sopranos, when they did that extended long dream sequence, I just feel like it’s a cheap move. Even on shows I like — Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos — it never, ever works for me. I feel like you’re trying to show us the character’s feelings through means that you should just do in scenes that are happening in reality. A TV drama is already a made-up world, and then you have to create a made-up world within the made-up world, I just feel like they always feel obvious. And I hate symbolism.

    — - Ira Glass on why he’d like to ban dream sequences in television and movies

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  1. Monday: Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass talk about their new film, Sleepwalk with Me.

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  1. Have fun with @thisamerlife until Tuesday, Internet! They’ll be running this Tumblr here for the next few days.

CubeDude Ira Glass (by MacLane)

    Have fun with @thisamerlife until Tuesday, Internet! They’ll be running this Tumblr here for the next few days.

    CubeDude Ira Glass (by MacLane)

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  1. Seems like our Tumblr audience would want to know about this: This American Life is hosting a live show on Thursday night which will be beamed live via satellite to more than 500 movie theaters around the US and Canada. (So you don’t have to be in NYC to go.)
Act 1: Get your theater tickets here
Act 2: Drive to theater
Act 3: Ira Glass, David Sedaris and pals entertain you with radio, film, music, stories and dance. View in High-Res

    Seems like our Tumblr audience would want to know about this: This American Life is hosting a live show on Thursday night which will be beamed live via satellite to more than 500 movie theaters around the US and Canada. (So you don’t have to be in NYC to go.)

    Act 1: Get your theater tickets here

    Act 2: Drive to theater

    Act 3: Ira Glass, David Sedaris and pals entertain you with radio, film, music, stories and dance.

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  1. Ira Glass Interviews His Cousin, Composer Philip Glass View in High-Res

    Ira Glass Interviews His Cousin, Composer Philip Glass

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  1. Tomorrow, we celebrate Philip Glass’ 75th birthday. Tomorrow, we celebrate Philip Glass’ 75th birthday. Tomorrow, we celebrate Philip Glass’ 75th birthday. Tomorrow, we celebrate Philip Glass’ 75th birthday. With an interview conducted by his cousin Ira Glass. With an interview conducted by his cousin Ira Glass. With an interview conducted by his cousin Ira Glass. With an interview conducted by his cousin Ira Glass. You know, the guy from This American Life. You know, the guy from This American Life. You know, the guy from This American Life. You know, the guy from This American Life. They’re cousins. They’re cousins. They’re cousins. They’re cousins.

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  1. As seen in California.

    As seen in California.

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