Ira Glass on Storytelling

I ran across this video clip today and thought it was too good not to post. Ira Glass is the host of one of my all time favorite programs, what is ed This American Life. If you have never heard the show, illness go to the website now and check it out! I cannot recommend it enough.

In this short clip, I think he nails it on the head in terms of starting out a career in a creative field. I feel like I’ve been doing this for a while now and I still can relate to what he’s talking about. To a certain extent, most creative professionals run up against this their entire lives. As frustrating as it can be, I think it’s a good thing because it constantly forces you to evaluate your own performance and continue to improve. There 4 parts to this total which you can watch in the related clips at the end.


  • Elizabeth

    Thanks, I needed to hear that. I feel like I’ve been ready to stop for a while now. It reminded me, too…have you seen these?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf9W7cxi48g

  • Elizabeth

    Thanks, I needed to hear that. I feel like I’ve been ready to stop for a while now. It reminded me, too…have you seen these?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf9W7cxi48g

  • I hadn’t seen those animations, but they’re great! I’m excited for Season 2. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • I hadn’t seen those animations, but they’re great! I’m excited for Season 2. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Melissa

    This is very interesting. That must be my problem too.

  • Melissa

    This is very interesting. That must be my problem too.