That's a big claim, but it's justified, because This American Life is the most engaging storytelling you'll encounter outside of the voice in your head or your grandfather's living room.
It's so good it's addictive. And it's what inspires me to keep going in radio, because it reveals the potential of broadcasting.
Recently I came across a series of videos on youtube where Ira Glass the presenter of TAL, gives tips on storytelling. I haven't watched them all yet, but I thought I'd pass on the link for other TAL or future TAL fans.
Also, it's nice to see the love spreading around, even down to Tassie...