Ira Glass is a popular guy in our household (and among our friends). Here's a fun little clip of his appearance on "The Letterman Show" talking about "This American Life's" annual Thanksgiving show called "Poultry Slam."
I find fascinating the laugh-track quality of the studio audience's response to Ira's story. Mainstream America must have been puzzled by this introduction to public radio. But what a great introduction. Hopefully they were enticed to check out the Showtime show or even the radio program.
NB: Ira's segment is just about 5 minutes long, the rest of it is the musical guest's performance.