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Learn how to make balloon animals from Ira Glass

This American Life's Ira Glass is a man of many talents. Not only is he the host and producer of an immensely popular radio program, he is also an expert at making balloon animals and giving teenagers dating advice. No, really.

Glass sat down with Rookie Magazine—the popular online publication founded by 16-year-old fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson—for its "Ask A Grown Man" feature. In the video, Glass shows how to make Snoopy and french poodle balloon animals while answering dating queries from Rookie's teenaged readership. Sample questions include gems like, "What should I do if my crush doesn't like me?" and, "Do guys like nerdy girls?" Glass handles the questions adeptly while skillfully making the balloon animals.


For aspiring balloon animal experts, Glass recommends buying a copy of Roger’s Rubber Ark: One Balloon Zoo, Volume Two.

Balloon Animals: A Video Tutorial by Ira Glass from Rookie on Vimeo.

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