Listen. (Literally, har har.) But okay: if you came up to me and you were like Helen, what is the absolute pinnacle of hilarity? Please design any humorous scenario that you can think of and we will make it into a real thing that you can laugh at, there is a non-zero chance that I’d answer “Please make an entire episode of This American Life that’s about Ira Glass’s quest to have sex with Terry Gross.” And lo, the internet giveth:
As a liberal white person who listens to TAL podcasts while driving a Prius from NYC to Boston to visit college friends, this is maybe the greatest thing that could ever come into my life. Thank you, A.V. Club, for finding it for me.
Wow, I never realized that Ira Glass has kind of a Hugh Grant vibe going on. Hot nerd, love him. Thanks for posting.