Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Live: Ira Glass

Astor Theatre
13 January 2012

The New York-based radio host and producer Ira Glass has a world-wide fan base for his PBS radio show, This American Life, and the Perth chapter of that following, me included, came out in force for ninety very entertaining minutes with him.
No medium has changed more than radio in the past decade and, in one of this evening’s most illuminating moments, that revolution became apparent. Glass asked the audience whether they knew him from his Sunday 7pm slot on ABC Radio National or through podcasts of his show, and the latter drew by far the greater response. Radio has become global, on demand, instant and yet permanently referable, and Glass, whose show’s podcast is often the most downloaded in the U.S., one of its brightest stars.

Link here to the complete review in The West Australian