In 2016, I interviewed Ira Glass. He was coming to Seattle to give a talk and KNKX was one of the event’s sponsors. It was late in the day. I was not at my best and I was nervous about asking questions of someone I admire — someone who is so talented at drawing out stories from others. The story we ended up airing from this conversation was perfectly fine. This story here is from the cutting room floor audio of that original conversation. It’s a peek at the edges of interviews. These bits are often just as interesting to listen to, yet almost never make it to the airwaves.