August 26, 2009

Ira Glass Is My Co-Pilot


I know I'm a little late (by, like, 3 years) to the This American Life (Mutual?) Admiration Society, but I just want to note that after rediscovering the show while driving back from the St. Louis airport after the wedding, I'm obsessed. Ira Glass is now my co-pilot, bringing sanity and wit as I design pages and write stories.

I've combed heftily through the archives as I toil late nights on things like special football tabs (hence the tonight's 5:52 CDT 6:52 EDT, whatever, timestamp), but I'm still convinced that the best show is the very one I happened to find on that fateful afternoon on KWMU as I drove I-44: "Pro Se". Specifically the first act from Jon Ronson (maybe my favorite contributor, from what I've heard.

Bought the Ira Glass book, too, mainly for Michael Lewis (of whose works I found a pretty extensive archive), but all of the pieces are great. So basically, I'm all in now.

How is it that you allowed me to miss this boat in college?

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1 Comments:

Blogger Daniel Silliman said...

I'd be interested in hearing each Sad Bear's favorite show.

August 28, 2009 at 12:14 PM 

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