Last week I got to see Ira Glass address the journalism students at UNC. His format was similar to a This American Life episode but was centered around storytelling and how that process has grown and the conventions that the TAL staff uses to engage the listener. Ira was awesome, and he even talked about his early reporting and how bad he was when he started. I guess there is some hope for me after all.
The La Times has a great profile on Mr Glass.