I believe Ira Glass broke broadcasting down very well. He talked about the building blocks which are anecdotes and raised a question. Raising a question probably was the best piece of advice. Keeping the story following is so much easier when there is a question. For example, when he was telling the story about how quiet it was in the house I was so invested because there was a question I was waiting to be answered after listening to Jad Abumrad’s interview something in my brain clicked. The descriptor words are the key, just like in writing a story for someone to read by themselves. When the stories are being read out loud they can’t lose those important words they make the story a story.