Next to playing in band what I absolutely love to do most is interview people. I love being nosy about peoples personal, professional and most of all religious/spiritual lives. I love asking questions other interviewers skip – like the ones about God or faith or why people believe what they say they believe (or don’t) and what they’re doing about it. I love giving people permission to tell me what they actually believe rather than what they think they’re supposed to say. I love gaining people’s trust and becoming their friend. I love giving them a different way to think about Jesus and I love doing it without having to trick or game them.
I don’t usually feel “proud” of work that I create. I’m normally critiquing it while jn the act of presenting it. I never rest. But recently I’ve produced what I hope will be the first of many interviews under the auspices of my new company Jim Henderson Presents and I am very proud of this work. It took many people and much much longer than expected but thanks to a partnership with Owen Kindig and Ztorytellers I’m happy to announce the release of my inaugural interview with Ira Glass. Ira is veritable rock star with the NPR crowd. He has over 2 million listeners to his weekly show This American Life.
A while back he agreed to sit down with me and talk about anything and everything. Some of the questions are standard such as how did he get his start in radio and how did This American Life come into existence.But some will surprise you such as how he became an Atheist and his affection for Christians. Ira is transparent, inspirational, educational, vulnerable and funny. He and I became friends as a result of these conversations. He even answers my emails now (at least once every 6 months 🙂
Download the app/interview and get to know Ira in a whole new light. After you watch it please go to the itunes store and rate it. That one act will do more to ensure that more and more people will be able to discover this interview. We have other similar interviews in the pipeline so stay tuned to Jim Henderson Presents.
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