Over the summer, Ira Glass confused many of his fans and Twitter followers when he shared the following thought:
@JohnLithgow as Lear tonight: amazing. Shakespeare: not good. No stakes, not relatable. I think I'm realizing: Shakespeare sucks.-- Ira Glass (@iraglass) July 28, 2014
Though he has “learned a lot about” Shakespeare since that notorious tweet, he’s still basically not a fan, apparently. He tried to explain why to Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night, and while he wasn’t terribly persuasive, he did make a good public broadcasting analogy for why his particular dislike of Shakespeare got such a response.