07 Oct

I heart Ira Glass. I’m sure you do, too. Unless you hate him.

I just – gosh! – can I tell you how much I love Ira Glass? I know, it’s cliche. I should be over it by now. But… whatever, there’s not even anything I can say about it, he’s just that awesome. Can I just tell you, though, probably once every 6 months or so, for the past, like, 5 years, I have been overcome with the urge to gush about him (just like this!), and I type up a blog post (just like this!), and then I end up deleting it because people will just think I’m a crazy. But not this time!

(Let me break to say, to those of you who see him as the face of self-indulgent, empty quirk: I get it, and I’m sorry, I’m still buyin’ the act.)

Okay, seriously? I was just having a really nice, quiet evening tonight, and I randomly put on some old TAL that had been living in my iPod for years, while I was eating dinner, and I caught this great piece that I kind of wanted to tell you about, which doesn’t even really have anything to do with Ira Glass (but then, it’s Studs Terkel, who’s about the only storyteller ever that could make TAL even better). But then, I let it go, and moved on with my life.

And then I found this, and well, I just had to share it.

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.