This American Life

One of the most incredible examples of storytelling in the media is the radio show “This American Life”

It is not only very well written, but also shows that a good story doesn’t need much of flashy effects and when told well also doesn’t need to be too short to keep the audience attention. Episodes of This American Life are an hour long and often have little in the way of music to accompany the voice telling the story.

If you don’t know This American Life, go to their website. They’ve got hundreds of episodes up.

But the main reason to post about This American Life is that Ira Glass, the guy who makes the show, has a series of videos up on Youtube, where he talks about the art of storytelling for Radio. Whether you are a storyteller for radio or not, or a storyteller at all. These interesting and important points to listen to.


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