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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Writing Tip: Ira Glass on Storytelling

Farida sent me this YouTube video. Ira Glass, of "This American Life" talks about how to build a story. This is # 3 of his videos--I believe there are 4 so far. You'll be able to see the links to them at the end of this video. Even though Ira Glass is a radio guy, what he talks about still hold true for any art form. It's good stuff. Thank you, Farida!


Anonymous said...

Good points here. He does talk alot though, doesn't he?

Vivian said...

Yes, he does. But I found him pretty amusing and informative. Glad you found this helpful.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

It would be funny to find a radio person who didn't talk a lot. So far the only one I can think of is Teller.

Chris Barton said...

Thanks for posting this, Vivian! It's funny -- I kept expecting to hear the This American Life background music while he talks. That's such an integral piece of the Ira-Glass-listening-to experience, and he knows it -- when I saw him give a presentation in person last year, he brought his own music.

Cloudscome said...

This is the first time I have watched him talk. I listen to him on NPR all the time and I love him. I was struck by his old fashioned glasses here. Tee Hee. He kind of reminds me of Woody Allen. What he says is really golden though - thanks!