I’ll admit, I fell for Mike Daisey’s monologue about visiting an iPad factory in China when it aired on This American Life because I have an entrenched distrust of our overblown consumerist culture, which relies on massive and unimaginably cruel exploitation of people and resources around the world.
Much like This American Life, the new radio show Snap Judgment, tells us a myriad of different stories, each of them remarkable to hear. The most amusing host Glynn Washington makes it well worth your while for a listen.
This satire of This American Life, which explores what would happen if public radio icon Ira Glass were to release a sex tape, is an incredibly spot-on lampooning of all things NPR.
I’ve been struggling a lot lately with my own art, trying to figure out what directions to go and feeling dissatisfied with my recent work, so this quote from This American Life-host Ira Glass was really timely. I just have to remember to keep working.