Tough Room

In last week’s This American Life, host Ira Glass lived one of my fantasies. He sat in on an editorial meeting of The Onion, “where there’s one laugh for every 100 jokes.” Being funny is hard work. The segment runs 14 minutes.

Another segment featured Malcolm Gladwell, the best-selling author and famous journalist at the New Yorker magazine. He tells a great story about his first job in journalism.

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