Talking to Ira is really interesting because he tries to refrain from saying things that are stupid or a waste of time. Not like an obsessive dictator, but like someone who only wants to share what he thinks could be insightful to another person, and aside from those things, he just wants to listen to other people and not be a ham. He likes puns and people being peculiar. Sometimes he tells a hilarious story and when I try to retell it to a friend, I realize that whatever happened wasn’t actually that funny or interesting, or even a happening at all. He’s just really great at talking.
— Tavi Gevinson on Ira Glass in “The Blogger and the Radio Star,” Alice Gregory, The Wall Street Journal