If you’re a regular reader of Open Culture, and if you live in the United States, then chances are you listen to Terry Gross’ Fresh Air interviews on NPR, at least occasionally. There’s also a good chance that you’ve wondered, at some point during the past 30 years, what the host looks like and what goes on behind the scenes. Now you can find out … sort of.
Above, we’re featuring a new video by comedian Mike Birbiglia, which gives you a funny and entirely fictional look at what happens when a Fresh Air interview draws to a close. The video was originally produced for the “This American Life” live show, which was broadcast to 500 movie theaters on Thursday night. If you’re a casual or dedicated listener to Fresh Air, it’s good for a laugh. And if you’ve never listened to the show before, you can get acquainted by listening to Terry’s actual interview of Birbiglia in October 2010. Catch it right here, or listen below.