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. Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Peabody Awards! 
The list includes Orange is the New Black, Key & Peele,The Bridge,  The Race Card Project, and our friends at This American Life. 
Two of our most talked about interviews of last year were with “the real Piper,” Piper Kerman, and Orange is the New Black show creator Jenji Kohan. 
Other interviews with Peabody winners include Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of Key & Peele and the star of The Bridge, Demian Bichir.
We’ve also got reviews of Borgen and Six By Sondheim! View in High-Res

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Peabody Awards

    The list includes Orange is the New Black, Key & Peele,The Bridge,  The Race Card Project, and our friends at This American Life

    Two of our most talked about interviews of last year were with “the real Piper,” Piper Kerman, and Orange is the New Black show creator Jenji Kohan

    Other interviews with Peabody winners include Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of Key & Peele and the star of The Bridge, Demian Bichir.

    We’ve also got reviews of Borgen and Six By Sondheim!

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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. David Sedaris reads one of my favorite essays (from When You Are Englufed in Flames) on This American Life where he visits a morgue on Halloween. His poem inspired by the photo of “extensive mold on the face of a recluse,” is not one to miss.

    Happy Halloween,

    -Molly

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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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    Love Dishonor Marry Die Cherish Perish

  1. Soon Fresh Air will be hosting Amy Schumer to discuss her new show Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central. Above, a skit from the show where Schumer plays the cancer card after hearing one of the writers, Tig Notaro, has cancer. Notaro actually did have cancer and her life-changing stand-up routine about her diagnosis with breast cancer and her mother’s death led Louis C.K. to say, “The show was an amazing example of what comedy can be. A way to visit your worst fears and laugh at them.”  Her routine later made an appearance on This American Lifewhich is what made Fresh Air interested in bringing her on the show.  It was a really great interview


    For good measure, a Fresh Air interview with Louis C.K. about Notaro’s routine.

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  1. Approval Matrix rating: Solidly brilliant and lowbrow.
Public Radio tattoos.
This is getting printed out and going up in the cubicle.

    Approval Matrix rating: Solidly brilliant and lowbrow.

    Public Radio tattoos.

    This is getting printed out and going up in the cubicle.

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  1. Check out Tig Notaro’s story for This American Life about repeatedly running into Taylor Dayne, who for those who don’t know or may not remember, was a pop star in the late 80s and early 90s.

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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. Exciting news! I am taking off Thursday and Friday to move and on Monday to watch my little brother Steven graduate from Jefferson Medical School. (Yay Steven!)
But the Tumblr is not going dark!! For the next few days, the squad from This American Life will be guest-Tumblring! I have no idea what they are going to post! But how awesome is that?!

    Exciting news! I am taking off Thursday and Friday to move and on Monday to watch my little brother Steven graduate from Jefferson Medical School. (Yay Steven!)

    But the Tumblr is not going dark!! For the next few days, the squad from This American Life will be guest-Tumblring! I have no idea what they are going to post! But how awesome is that?!

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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. Every time I’ve gone through a major relationship upheaval in my life this archival episode of This American Life has made me cry and laugh. Enjoy!

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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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