Ira Glass on Storytelling


Ira Glass, host of PRI's This American Life, is a master storyteller. But it's taken him a many years to achieve that status. Today I came across a series of four videos of Glass explaining storytelling and his own past in broadcasting. He gives simple advice for storytellers of all kinds, and he even plays clips of his old (and pretty embarrassing) NPR reporting. If you're looking to develop your sense of narrative, or just love listening to Ira Glass ramble, take a few minutes to watch these.

Originally produced for Current TV, the videos are also available on YouTube. I'll post them here in my preferred order -- most interesting (Part 3) first:

Now back to Part 1:

And Part 2:

And the last little bit in Part 4: