— Noted.

This American Life.

When WNYC (our local NPR station) announced they were doing a Radio Love Fest at BAM theater, I was torn about which show to go and see live. I was lucky to see two. I got to see Radiolab, which was fun and interesting, but not a huge departure from the format of the radio show, recorded on stage. The highlight was a surprise visit from Reggie Watts who is a brilliantly genius crazy person, and a master of live performance.

A few nights later, I saw This American Life with Ira Glass. I expected more or less the same sort of live recording of one of my favorite radio shows. If I could compare the level of expectation to what we saw that night, it would be something like strolling around the corner to the local bodega, and ending up on planet Saturn with dancing penguins synchronized to your favorite live band. While that might blow away your expectations, I also don’t want to give anything more away, and can only implore you to go to this link, pay $5 for the video download, and prepare to walk home happy that you took the long journey to the corner:


Trailer here:


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