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Ira Glass

Host, This American Life

Ira Glass appears in the following:

Ira and Alec, In Conversation

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

For the return of Here's The Thing, Alec Baldwin thought, who better to have as a guest than Ira Glass, the Taylor Swift of public radio podcasts?

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Ira Glass

Monday, November 24, 2014

In this extensive conversation with Alec Baldwin, Ira Glass lays it all out on the topics of religion, politics, fact-checking, and that dog who went as him for Halloween.

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Ira Glass & Co. Release 'Serial' Once a Week for Good Reason

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The podcast, hosted by Sarah Koenig, is a murder mystery that’s still being reported. And they thought, maybe other witnesses will come forth as the episodes come out. It's working.

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Bringing Radio Stories and Dance Together on Stage

Monday, September 08, 2014

This American Life’s Ira Glass and choreographer Monica Bill Barnes discuss combines two art forms that, as Glass puts it, “have no business being together—dance and radio.”

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Martha Plimpton and Ira Glass on their Friendship with David Rakoff

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

David Rakoff, who died last August at the age of 47, wrote a novel in his last years called Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish. Ira Glass, executive producer and host of This American Life, who recorded Rakoff's audiobook, talks about his life and final work.

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Checking in on Fact Checking

Friday, February 15, 2013

This election season, fact checking has become a story in itself. But what do we really know about how different media outlets fact-check their stories, and what could they be doing better? In a piece that ran in September of 2012, Brooke speaks with "This American Life" host Ira Glass, The New Yorker's Peter Canby,"All Things Considered" producer Chris Turpin and Poynter's Craig Silverman about the process of trying to get things right.

 

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Ira Glass on Christmas

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ira Glass, host of This American Life, has a story or three of four each week on his radio program. Ira and our host John Hockenberry used to work together at National Public Radio a long time ago, including time spent working together through the holidays. But while John was just low on the totem pole, Ira had entirely different reasons for working over the holidays.

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Ira Glass on His New Project, 'The Visible and the Invisible'

Monday, December 03, 2012

Ira Glass has perhaps one of the most recognizable voices in America. But, like most of us in radio, he is rarely visible to his audience. He decided to come out from behind the curtain for a special program, “The Invisible Made Visible,” which was on stage in front of a live audience, and broadcast live to movie theaters across the country.

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Checking in on Fact Checking

Friday, September 21, 2012

This election season, fact checking has become a story in itself. But what do we really know about how different media outlets fact-check their stories, and what could they be doing better? Brooke speaks with "This American Life" host Ira Glass, The New Yorker's Peter Canby, "All Things Considered" producer Chris Turpin and Poynter's Craig Silverman about the process of trying to get things right.

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Conclusions on NPR's Liberal Bias

Friday, September 14, 2012

The final installment of our exploration into the question: Does NPR have a liberal bias? In this segment we hear from conservative listeners Sam Negus and Kevin Putt. Then FAIR's Steve Rendall provides his take on our endeavor. PEW's Tom Rosenstiel reports his findings in examining NPR's coverage for bias. And finally, Ira Glass returns to discuss what he learned from our coverage.

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Ira Glass's Challenge

Friday, September 14, 2012

This American Life's Ira Glass drops by to issue a challenge to Brooke and Bob to investigate what he sees as the false charge of liberal bias in public radio and NPR.

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Comments on Comments

Friday, September 07, 2012

In an interview from 2008, Bob talks with This American Life host Ira Glass about the inherent worth of online conversations, as at the time, This American Life had recently disabled user comments on his show's website.

Bibio - Saint Christopher

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Ira Glass and Mike Birbiglia on "Sleepwalk with Me"

Monday, August 20, 2012

Ira Glass and Mike Birbiglia discuss collaborating on the new movie “Sleepwalk with Me.” The film was written, directed by, and stars Mike Birbiglia, and it’s based on his one-man show and “This American Life” stories about his adventures with sleep disturbances and relationship upheaval. "Sleepwalk with Me" opens August 24 at the IFC Center.

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Speech! Speech!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bestselling author Sarah VowellThis American Life host Ira Glass, and actor, writer, comedian, and Daily Show correspondent John Oliver round up some "Great Speeches & Other Outbursts" to benefit the education nonprofit 826NYC.

Listeners: what do you think is one of the greatest speeches or public outbursts… of all time? Call in or comment here!

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Ira Glass on "This American Life" on TV

Monday, January 24, 2011

Ira Glass, host of Peabody Award-winning radio program “This American Life,” talks about the show and about creating the “This American Life” television series, which was originally shown only on Showtime but is now on Current TV and available on basic cable.

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This Albany Life

Thursday, June 24, 2010

This past weekend This American Life set its lens on New York State's financial crisis with Lt. Governor Richard Ravitch.  Host Ira Glass and the Lt. Governor join us to talk about possible budget fixes.

Tune in at 8pm tonight to hear a re-airing of This American's Life's original segment!

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This American Life

Friday, October 24, 2008

This week, public radio's This American Life goes to the ultimate battleground state, Pennsylvania, to find out why Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican candidate John McCain think they can win there and to meet some of the citizens doing on-the-ground campaigning. Host Ira Glass tells The Takeaway what they learned.

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Ira Glass on The New Kings of Nonfiction

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

This American Life's Ira Glass's chosen medium is radio, but he says we’re living in a golden age of nonfiction writing. In The New Kings of Nonfiction, Mr. Glass picks out 14 of his favorite stories - from obscure writers to more well-known ones like Susan Orlean and Chuck ...

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Kings of Nonfiction

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Radio host Ira Glass says we’re living in a golden age of nonfiction writing. He’ll share some of his favorite stories – from the well-known to the obscure. Then, word maven Patricia T. O’Conner talks about badly written instructions, and takes your questions on the use and misuse of the ...

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