Design Matters:
The Ira Glass Interview

April 15, 2020

An interview is a party that you are throwing.

Ira Glass

Hear from legendary radio producer and creator of This American Life, Ira Glass. Glass pioneered a new form of storytelling that arguably sparked the podcasting boom and shaped a new generation of producers, reporters, and artists.

In this conversation, spearheaded by Debbie Millman, host of the podcast Design Matters, the two dive deep into the early roots of Glass' reporting style, cover the challenges of work-life balance and you're going to want to stay tuned... For a magic trick.

This conversation was recorded live at On Air Fest in recognition of Glass receiving the inaugural Audio Vanguard Award. Read more about the award here.

Mentioned in this episode:

Ira Glass' hair circa 1991
Fiddler on the Roof
This American Life's 1996 Peabody Award
The episode devoted to the idea of wackiness called "Death to Wacky"
The famous Mike Daisey episode, "Retraction"