Ira Glass Responds to the Ira Glass Sex Tape!

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Glass: "Ain't Too Proud to Craig!"
Earlier this week, the Voice reported about Julian Joslin's shocking discovery of a (public radio) celebrity sex tape between This American Life's Ira Glass and Fresh Air's Terry Gross.

After the jump, read Glass's response to the scandal, when our blog post continues.

ACT II: Just what did Glass think of the scandalous sex tape, and Joslin's amazing impersonation of him? Here's Ira in his own words:

I've listened to about three minutes of it. His imitation of my writing and delivery are so dead-on, it was hard to keep listening and I stopped. If I had to articulate why, I think it was because hearing his version of me, made what I do on the air seem kind of dumb. And the impersonation was so good, I couldn't really pick a fight with it. So I had to decide, do I want to see myself as kind of trite and dumb? Seemed better to stop. Maybe I'll go back sometime.

If you missed the sex tape, complete with Ira's adventure's with Terry Gross's "NPR member station," here it is:

Related: Our Voice interview Julian Joslin, the man who produced and voiced the Ira Glass Sex Tape.

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juniper97
juniper97

" So I had to decide, do I want to see myself as kind of trite and dumb? Seemed better to stop. Maybe I'll go back sometime."

And here we have the end of the American century in a nutshell. I'm so proud.

gametruthordare
gametruthordare

Ugh, that takes care of Ira Glass and Terry Gross? Both are looking for Canyon and talk on top of those annoying sounds until the cows jump over the moon!erotic game

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I thought the impersonation of Ira did not sound like him at all.  Even the cadence was off.  Terry Gross was spot on, as were Alex and Jonathan.  I'm still not certain that it wasn't them...

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que?

Did anyone else hear Ira Glass' voice in their head when they read that quote?

Tina
Tina

I love Ira! And Terry too!

Humboldtsgift
Humboldtsgift

Ugh, who cares about Ira Glass and Terry Gross!? They can both go find a canyon and blather on in those annoying voices till cows jump over the moon!

TruthBeeTold
TruthBeeTold

Ira's voice makes me CRINGE; how he was able to land that gig -- with that voice -- is beyond me. I have to turn him off when I hear him. I can only take two minutes of it.

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