Ira Glass on Gilbert Gottfried’s Podcast


ONE OF THE MOST ENJOYABLE, interesting, and funny podcast episodes I’ve heard in awhile is Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast with Ira Glass from This American Life the guest.

For starters, I had no idea Glass was such a big fan of Gottfried and his comedy. I did figure, though, that Glass likey is as much a fan of 70’s movies and TV as Gottfried and his great co-host, Frank Santopadre are. The three of them cover old-school Hollywood (I also always thought everyone were pals and close friends) classic comedy albums, an iconic This American Life episode, Frank Sinatra, and big disaster movies like the “The Poseidon Adventure.” They also cover being “Jewy Jews,” Sammy Davis Jr,  Davy Jones, the legendary Orson Welles, and…Ruth Buzzi!

The stories, anecdotes, riffing and jokes are sublime. At over an hour, it’s the rare podcast episode that didn’t seem that long. Brilliant.

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