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From WBEZ Public Radio in Chicago

YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years!a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
edited January 2011 in Social Entropy++
It's

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he's Ira Glass

each week they bring you stories around a theme and they are some of the best listening you can find on your radio/podcast listening device of your choice

they cover almost every topic under the sun, the most recent episode focused on children being thrust into political situations through the lens of an interactive display at the Ronald Reagan library

the stories can be funny, sad, heartbreaking, but they are almost always interesting

I know we have a lot of people who listen to it here, so let's talk about it!

YaYa on
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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    ira glass has a voice you want to oppress with a jackboot

  • ZoelZoel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    ira glass has a voice you want to oppress with a jackboot

    Maybe you just hate things that sound nice.

  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    ira glass has a voice you want to oppress with a jackboot

    relevant

  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    more like this pinko communist life am I right?

    No I'm not I fucking love Ira Glass muah muah kiss me Ira.

  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    ira glass has a voice that I have a gay crush on

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    ira glass has a voice you want to oppress with a jackboot

    I kinda wanna break his face with a five iron

    STEAM
    Spoiler:
  • ZoelZoel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal Flo-ridaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    maybe he can buy some glasses that make me not want to punch him

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    you know what a better npr series is

    wait wait, don't tell me

    also car talk

    STEAM
    Spoiler:
  • ZoelZoel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    It's true he does want you to punch him though.

    It gives him power.

  • FearghaillFearghaill Midgard I hear some secret agents only get cars.Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I had never heard this before, so I just looked up a clip to hear what his voice sounds like.

    Gotta agree with Anjin on this one. Seems like something you'd have to enjoy in spite of his voice, not because of it.

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  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    You guys should check the first season of the TV show on Showtime
    The second season isn't as good

    Visit http://www.cruzflores.com for all your Cruz Flores needs. Also listen to the podcast I do with Penguin Incarnate http://wgsgshow.podomatic.com
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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    BusterK wrote: »
    You guys should check the first season of the TV show on Showtime
    The second season isn't as good

    I really liked the first season, yes.

    Also I don't get the flak about his voice. I really like it.

  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    YaYa wrote: »
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    ira glass has a voice you want to oppress with a jackboot

    relevant

    my life is complete. Thank you so much, Yaya. Thank you.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    BusterK wrote: »
    You guys should check the first season of the TV show on Showtime
    The second season isn't as good

    oh man

    the opening episode with that bull Chance. that was eerie stuff!

  • ZoelZoel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Yeah I love his voice.

    But admittedly I also instantly fall in love with girls with lisps so

  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Now Diane Rheme. Oh my god shut the fuck up you old bag of farts your voice makes me want to go on a blind rampage.

  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Langly wrote: »
    BusterK wrote: »
    You guys should check the first season of the TV show on Showtime
    The second season isn't as good

    I really liked the first season, yes.

    Also I don't get the flak about his voice. I really like it.

    hearing it out of the context of the stories isn't all that impressive. It's not necessarily the sound of his voice that his fans love so much. I would say it's the massive amounts of various emotions that I go through while I listen to his stories.

    also, the TV show is on Netflix Instant

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    diane rheme has probably caused a lot of car wrecks

  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Langly wrote: »
    Now Diane Rheme. Oh my god shut the fuck up you old bag of farts your voice makes me want to go on a blind rampage.

    She is one of the best interviewers/radio voices of all time. But yeah, at this point in her life, it's just grim.

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  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    BusterK wrote: »
    You guys should check the first season of the TV show on Showtime
    The second season isn't as good

    oh man

    the opening episode with that bull Chance. that was eerie stuff!

    I liked the second story in that episode better
    About Improv Everywhere and the band

    Visit http://www.cruzflores.com for all your Cruz Flores needs. Also listen to the podcast I do with Penguin Incarnate http://wgsgshow.podomatic.com
    Amazon Wishlist: http://www.amazon.com/BusterK/wishlist/3JPEKJGX9G54I/ref=cm_wl_search_bin_1
  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    second season was depression town

    the one about the santas rebuking one another was good (radio)

  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Futore wrote: »
    Langly wrote: »
    Now Diane Rheme. Oh my god shut the fuck up you old bag of farts your voice makes me want to go on a blind rampage.

    She is one of the best interviewers/radio voices of all time. But yeah, at this point in her life, it's just grim.

    No she's really great, that's why I still listen. It's just that her voice sounds like an exaggerated impersonation of an old woman. It's so annoying.

  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    BusterK wrote: »
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    BusterK wrote: »
    You guys should check the first season of the TV show on Showtime
    The second season isn't as good

    oh man

    the opening episode with that bull Chance. that was eerie stuff!

    I liked the second story in that episode better
    About Improv Everywhere and the band

    The first time I ever saw this show, I saw this episode. I was on a plane, traveling alone. It's strange to be crying and laughing in the middle of coach.

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  • MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Yaya don't you have Australian podcasts you should be listening to instead?

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  • FearghaillFearghaill Midgard I hear some secret agents only get cars.Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    This Australian Life:

    Episode 220: It's Hot and There Are Bugs

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  • ZoelZoel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    This Australian Life

    is apparently a show that exists and doesn't look so good

    http://australianetwork.com/life/

  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited January 2011
    This show really opened my eyes to the grim realities of the minutae of suburban whites

  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    also: young black cowboys in philly

  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited January 2011
    The Onion wrote:
    'This American Life' Completes Documentation Of Liberal, Upper-Middle-Class Existence

    CHICAGO—Producers of the long-running Chicago Public Radio program This American Life announced Monday that they have completed their comprehensive 12-year survey of life as a modern upper-middle-class American.

    In what cultural anthropologists are calling a "colossal achievement" in the study of white-collar professionals, the popular radio show has successfully isolated all 7,442 known characteristics of college graduates who earn between $62,500 and $125,000 per year and feel strongly that something should be done about global warming.

    "We've done it," said senior producer Julie Snyder, who was personally interviewed for a 2003 This American Life episode, "Going Eclectic," in which she described what it's like to be a bilingual member of the ACLU trained in kite-making by a Japanese stepfather. "There is not a single existential crisis or self-congratulatory epiphany that has been or could be experienced by a left-leaning agnostic that we have not exhaustively documented and grouped by theme."

    Added Snyder, "We here at public radio couldn't be more pleased with ourselves."

    The final episode, which explored the universal tribulations of having to live with roommates again in one's mid-30s after a divorce, provided an apt bookend for the project. The completed work is expected to be an indispensable source of information for years to come about the thoughts and tastes of bespectacled cynics prone to neuroses who are actually doing just fine.

    his American Life host and producer Ira Glass began work on the project in 1995 in Chicago, where he found himself inspired by and catering to an audience of professionals who dine out frequently and have a hard time getting angry. Glass and his team of producers, writers, and interns set about the exhausting task of gathering all available information on a range of subjects from minor skirmishes with the law to the rewards of occasionally talking to poor people. The raw data was then analyzed, deconstructed, reconstructed, re-deconstructed, organized under a broad philosophical title, and interspliced with musical interludes by rock duo They Might Be Giants.

    Though This American Life is now lauded as the definitive source for material about getting an autistic teenager admitted to Harvard, its early run was marked by painful trial-and-error, according to producer Alex Blumberg.

    "At first, we were getting a lot of stories from recovered drug addicts and East African refugees living in the States, which had their compelling elements but came off a bit cloying," Blumberg said. "But then we realized that if we had overeducated people with voices rather unsuitable for radio narrate the stories with clever analogies and accessible morals, the whole thing would come off far less depressing."

    Blumberg said that the turning point came in 1997, when producers discovered a group of inner-city schoolchildren inadvertently teaching an important lesson to their attractive, suburban-raised teacher about what makes us human.

    Also aiding the study were the many contributors to This American Life, who took time from their best-selling essay-writing careers to donate personal anecdotes about dropping out of prestigious art schools, taking harrowing but poignant childhood vacations to the Grand Canyon, and the unique challenges of growing up in families supportive of their homosexuality.

    On Sunday, writer and contributing editor Sarah Vowell called the project's end "oddly anticlimactic," but questioned whether work was actually complete because the show had not yet addressed the subject of "Things Ending."

    "Seeing this project through to its culmination was equally satisfying and strange," said Vowell, speaking at a book signing in Colonial Williamsburg dressed as Betsy Ross. "I feel not unlike the early Pilgrims, who, standing atop Plymouth Rock after a long and arduous sea voyage, reflected on their journey, perhaps thinking to themselves 'For God's sake—doesn't anybody have anything to eat in this settlement?'"

    Glass, who personally contributed over 2,000 anecdotes from his own life for documentation, called the project's conclusion the "end of an era."

    "When we finished, I have to tell you, I felt something I never expected: a profound sense of contentment—maybe even relief," Glass said. "Afterwards, the other producers and I sat around for a long while, remarking on how interesting and strange it was to finally complete the study, and how perhaps it is, in some way, symbolic of life in general."

  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited January 2011
  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal Flo-ridaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    This show really opened my eyes to the grim realities of the minutae of suburban whites

    the best post

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  • NiryaNirya THE NEXT STAGE IN E-BO-LUTIONRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I've never heard this stuff, but if it's as good as Paul Harvey's "The Rest of the Story", I may give it a listen.

  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    That's a funny joke from the Onion since the exact same thing could be said about The Onion AV Club

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal Flo-ridaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Nirya wrote: »
    I've never heard this stuff, but if it's as good as Paul Harvey's "The Rest of the Story", I may give it a listen.

    It's not

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  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Rank that is amazing

  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Ira Glass is better than Paul Harvey you wanna fight about it?

  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited January 2011
    RadioLab is a much better show.

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