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Meet Mishy Harman, Israel's Ira Glass

Friday, April 24, 2015

When Mishy Harman created the podcast Sipur Israeli, it was intended for family and friends. Soon it was picked up by Israel's largest radio station and reaching hundreds of thousands.

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Today's Takeaways: Boots on The Ground in Iraq, Negotiating With Terrorists, and a True Crime Drama

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Takeaway hears from Ambassador Paul Bremer who calls for boots on the ground in Iraq, we explore America's hostage negotiation policy, and the success of the podcast Serial.

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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Mad Men's Matt Weiner, Ira Glass & Sarah Koenig, '04 Food

Friday, October 24, 2014

Three of our favorite segments this week: #BL25 talks to Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner; Ira Glass and Sarah Koenig on "Serial"; and Danny Meyer and Dan Barber on food in 2004.
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#TBT Brian and Ira Glass, 1997

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Ira Glass in 1997: "Our goal is if you hear the first 90 seconds of anything you will not be able to stop listening."
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Planet Money on Disability

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Chana Joffe-Walt, reporter for NPR's Planet Money, discusses her This American Life piece  on the rise in the number of people on disability.

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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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Mike Daisey's This American Life

Monday, March 19, 2012

Rob Schmitz, China correspondent for Martketplace, talks about his reporting on This American Life, fact-checking Mike Daisey's story about factory conditions in China. On The Media host Brooke Gladstone joins the conversation.

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Middle School Angst Gets Its Hour

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

This American Life, the popular radio show, takes a look at middle school life. The host, Ira Glass, interviews a 14-year old named Annie, who gave the producers the idea to do a program about these difficult years. "The drama every day can be frustrating," Annie said. "No matter who you are or what you do you can made fun of for it." Hear stories from around the country, from students and experts.

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Morning News by the Numbers

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


9,200 - That's how many bedbug complaints were filed through the city's 3-1-1 hotline last year. That's a 34 percent jump over the year before.

24.6 billion - How many dollars New York State stands to get in ...