|Bro:||I actually like DC better than Marvel.|
|Me:||I know you do, but I like Marvel better.|
|Bro:||Because it's more mainstream.|
|Me:||No, because it has better female characters.|
|Bro:||That's not true.|
|Bro:||Have you seen Power Girl? She has these huge--|
|Me:||--My point exactly.|
|Bro:||Come on, every female and male superhero is scantily clad, Marvel and DC.|
|Me:||Yeah, but not all of their powers come from their humongous tits.|
Which movie are we talking about? I thought her scene with Colin Firth in The King’s Speech, for example, was kind of breathtaking just for what the actor pairing brought to mind. But I’m guessing you’re talking about a different movie.
Oh, no. I love her work in most things, I’ve even seen her on Broadway. This movie is based on a horrible book and released a sexy trailer.
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.
Read through for the gear This American Life uses and its editing process.
This is really good advice, and worth keeping!