I've been listening to an obscene amount of NPR programming in my studio lately (in addition to having my kitchen radio constantly tuned to NPR in the mornings/evenings) . . . my favorite programs are

The Moth



and, of course,

This American Life,

hosted by my man Ira Glass. Ira turns 50 today and so I dedicate this post to him. Check out alll the back episodes of

This American Life


or subscribe to the free podcast on itunes. (You can also watch the TV show version on Showtime)


on a side-note, my boyfriend eric does a very entertaining, pitch-perfect, impression of Ira's T.A.L. intro.