Storytelling

July 25, 2004
(was 09.28.2003)

Ira Glass has helped reinvent storytelling on the radio.  But he says it took him years to learn how to tell a good radio tale.  In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, Ira Glass ont the art of telling stories.  We’ll also visit The Moth – the mecca of storytelling in New York City.  And why lots of people no longer read adult novels.  They say kids’ books have better stories.

  1. Amanda Craig on Children's Literature

    Amanda Craig tells Anne Strainchamps that children’s literature has a strong sense of story and that’s why it appeals to adults.

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  2. Matt Lieber on The Moth

    Independent producer Matt Lieber takes us to visit The Moth, a collective in New York City that explores storytelling as an urban art form.

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  3. Ira Glass on Radio Stories

    Ira Glass is the host of the public radio program This American Life. He tells Steve Paulson what makes a story work on the radio and plays several examples.

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  4. Saira Shah on "The Storyteller's Daughter"

    Saira Shah tells Jim Fleming how her father used stories to give her a sense of her ethnic cultural birthright and how those stories helped her when she worked in Afghanistan.

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