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This American Life on TV

April 1st, 2007 · No Comments

What sold me on NPR was the addictive stories pitched by shows like This American Life, and All things considered.

Imagine my joy when I found that This American Life was now on TV! It is! It’s on Showtime at 10:30 PM on Thursdays. The real downer was that we don’t get Showtime at home. I know we’re dumb – the only two channels we get at home are the aptly named Channel 9 and then ABC. Two channels – enough to watch dinner to, not enough to spend hours glued to the telly. I so wish I had showtime at 10:30 on Thursdays though!

Ira Glass

But worry not, you still can view some shows on Showtime’s website, and Ira Glass – pictured in the pic above – puts a face to a voice I have known. I can’t exactly say I love the voice. I hate the staccato nature of his diction, and he sounds pompous at times, patronizing at other times. I expected him to be much, much older, paunchy, gray hair, with glasses. I only got the glasses part right.

Now, if you will excuse me, I have to catch up with the show. Of course you don’t need a genius like me to figure out that you can find the high resolution videos on bittorrent!