September 29, 2018

Enjoy this article by Andrew Leland on the New York Review of Books online site. It’s a comprehensive look at Joe’s influence in storytelling on the radio. Includes rare audio and insight.

The Radio Auteur: Joe Frank, Ira Glass, and the Legacy of Narrative Radio

“Joe Frank’s legacy isn’t in his specific approach to storytelling, or his aesthetic, or even his use of music. It’s in his approach to radio itself, the sense of radio not as a medium of mass communication, a place for traffic reports and newscasts, but rather as a site for artistic expression as fertile as the canvas or page.”