This American Cat

In October, after dressing as This American Life host, Ira Glass, for a costume contest, my friend and I visited America’s first Cat Cafe: Cat Town. What followed were my attempts to interview the cats on their past while posing as the famed host.

Check out the video below. You can read a write up of the event in the Bold Italic.

I spoke with Wolfe about the inspiration for this video and was surprised to hear it was shot by Fawna Xiao during an impromptu visit post-costume contest. As far as tips for visiting cat cafes, Wolfe said, “Go in there with a paper…try to be productive and the cats will swarm you because cats naturally want your attention when you’re busy. Don’t be desperate. Let them come, and listen to their problems. Make sure you adopt at least two.”