September 15, 2008

Ira Glass Porn

I'm watching an episode of Ira Glass Porn*, aka the This American Life DVD. I picked this up as a public radio premium a while back and have not watched it yet.

I'm really enjoying it. The two stories in this particular episode are remakes of TAL radio segments: Chance the Bull (dead but cloned, his successor Second Chance turns out to be not quite the same gentle spirit as the original) and Best Gig Ever about an improve group that populated an obscure band's gig, previously blogged here. The video versions were good - not simply rehashings of the radio show, but fleshed out with good background video, as well as follow-up interviews.

Be interesting to see what they do with material they have not done on the radio show.....

* Coined by friend Kimi, who has a thing for Mr. Glass.

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