Ira Glass Discusses the IE TAL Episode


Our friend Jesse Thorn from The Sound of Young America, a public radio show about things that are awesome, interviewed This American Life’s Ira Glass in his most recent podcast. The entire interview is excellent, and there’s a section where they discuss the Improv Everywhere episode of This American Life that’s particularly interesting. Their discussion about whether a bias is created when searching for a compelling narrative in a story begins at 7:03 and becomes specifically about the Improv Everywhere episode at 13:15.

The Sound of Young America: Ira Glass
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If you haven’t heard of The Sound of Young America before, now would be a good time to check out the tons of other podcasts available on the site. It’s must-listen radio for any serious comedy fan.

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Best Gig Ever
Ted’s Birthday
IE episode from TAL’s radio broadcast
Clip of the IE story on the TAL Showtime pilot
TSOYA interview with Charlie Todd