Summary Post on Ira Glass and Jad Abumrad

Ira Glass

After watching part 1 and part 2 of Ira Glass’s videos I gained a deeper knowledge of broadcasting and story telling. According to Ira Glass storytelling is broken into 2 parts one being anecdote. What he means like the sequence of action you want to start with the action, so people stay to listen in. And the second being the bate. The bate is asking questions to the interviewer to use for the storytelling. He mentions that news broadcasters cut so much of the story. They cut and paste to make it more entertaining and fast pace. Sometimes they do not even post it because you notice microphones problems, the person talking was talking too slow or it was boring. A lot of stuff can go wrong in the radio/broadcasting world.

Jad Abumrad

Jad Abumrad mentions that he loves tv but radio has a different connection with people. Radio can make people image and connect with the listeners. The radio broadcaster can paint a picture of what his surroundings are like and the listener has to image it and connect with it. This makes for more of a deeper meaning behind radio that Jad loves so much and he hopes it never dies.

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