Ira Glass on “Um” In which @iraglass talks about saying "Umm" a lot. https://t.co/6nVFMkZ9Td — Peter Sagal (@petersagal) November 17, 2015 A few minutes in, Ira Glass will probably change the way you feel about saying “um.” The comment makes me think a trip to the All Things Considered archives is in order. Also on our blog: When Did “UM” become a Dirty Word? Filler Words Thinking Words Advertisements Share this:TwitterTumblrGoogleFacebookFlipboardPocket Posted by mikeschultz Respond to Ira Glass on “Um” Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) w Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.