In 15 Minutes Ira Glass Will Make You A Better Storyteller

Ira Glass, hosts and produces This American Life. That’s the simple description, but what he really does is find interesting situations and makes them into compelling storytelling, first on radio (and podcasts) and now on television. Here is how he does it:


Beyond the ideas on storytelling, it is great to see that Ira is not always the polished version we hear and see on the program. It is great to see such a good storyteller also ramble on and use the work ‘like’ too many times. It reinforces the points he is making on the videos.


Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit

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