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The Profile Dossier: Ira Glass, the King of Storytelling

Polina Marinova
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Ira Glass shares advice from a career in Podcast and Radio at NPR and This American Life.


  • Bridge creative gaps by overcoming the disappointment of the initial work you produce.
  • Fight complacency.
  • Be creative in how you make money.
  • Do things for your own amusement.


  • Humanize characters.
  • Manage the anxiety of perfection.
  • Lure someone into telling you a story.
  • Make an assumption that invites more nuanced explanation.
  • Ask the same question more than once.
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