Ira Glass in Troy for a look at 'This American Life'


Ira Glass in Troy for a look at 'This American Life'

[…] Glass pulled up “TAL” clips where reporter Sarah Koenig laughs out of awkward tension when she sees the way a tree fell through a flood victim’s house and a piece of a post-9/11 episode with a deliriously tickled reporter interviewing a young woman on a U.S. aircraft carrier whose job is to fill the vessel’s vending machine.

While a bit on a musical episode directed by Lin Manuel-Miranda, pre-“Hamilton,” was more self-aggrandizing over discovering Broadway’s star du jour than an exhibition of the artistic freedom “TAL” has, Glass’ repurposing of a story he told in Troy during a 2012 visit served as the best example of using the stories of regular people to express a universal message.

After wrapping up with a story about Iraqis living in ISIS-run Mosul centered on simply living there day-to-day, Glass closed with an artful statement of how the immediacy of radio, working in conjunction with a people-driven narrative, helps to both pull you in and broaden your view of the world:
Source: Times Unition
Ira Glass in Troy for a look at 'This American Life'

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