Ira Glass to Lifehacker. I’m Ira Glass, Host of This American Life, and This Is How I Work.
Quick tip for things to do immediately post-interview:
When I come out of an interview, I jot down the things I remember as being my favorite moments. For an hour-long interview usually it’s just four or five moments, but if out I’m reporting all day, I’ll spend over an hour at night typing out every favorite thing that happened. This is handier than you might think. Often this short list of favorite things will provide the backbone to the structure to my story.
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This is really good advice, and worth keeping!
Anonymous said: Headcanon: You are an actual lizard boy and you're fascination with other lizard boys from shows and animes is actually just part of an elaborate plan to join you all together in hopes of obtaining sweet reptilian world domination.
iseekum said: Would you call yourself a feminist or an equal rights activist? Is there any reason you'd choose one over the other? I got into a debate with a friend and grew curious, since you're the most vocal feminist lady I follow. Also, hi!
The whole problem with this kind of question is that to answer it, I have to accept a definition of feminism that I don’t agree with, that isn’t reality-based at all.
This is what the passive aggressive types and the anti-feminists always want, they want you to acknowledge the warped, nonsensical viewpoint they have, because it validates them, it coddles them. It’s nothing I choose to take part in, I just think it’s goofy.
There are legitimate things in the history of feminism that are shameful, but those things are not what these people are complaining about. They are complaining about a minority opinion so minute as to barely exist at all.
Men don’t like it when all men are judged by a minority of jerks, neither do women, neither do feminists.
What the vast majority of feminists want is fair treatment and equal opportunity, but that is such a universally understandable goal that huge numbers of creeps have spend untold resources trying to make it about every other possible permutation. Responding at all might be a little more than such attempts deserve, but every once in a while, you have to clean the damn catbox or the stink gets unbearable.
Edited to add: I am not saying the questioner is one of those people, I am saying that is how is often phrased.
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Anonymous said: Who do you think the worst writers for Helena Bertinelli were?
Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, and anyone else who has written her in Arrow.
Not only did their interpretation of Helena Bertinelli make Judd Winick’s interpretation of her look miles better by comparison, but Arrow is literally the WORST interpretation of the Huntress I have seen in any media. Enough for me to can that shitty television show after Series 1, and feel better about all of the worst comic narratives she appeared in.
Fuck anyone who says that’s show’s version of Huntress is the best they’ve seen. That’s not Huntress at all.
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