The warmly self-congratulatory NPR show the “TED Radio Hour” is apparently presenting a groveling feature to none other than Tony Robbins this evening. At four in the afternoon on a Sunday in one of America’s cities of the future, KUOW is devoting an hour to positive self-delusion. As a fundraising tool, I suppose it works out, and suspect it might.

I am highly amused that Robbins sounds somewhat like Penn Jillette, fast patter, hoarse baritone, and all.