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An Evening with Ira Glass

  • Hoyt Sherman Place
  • Address: 1501 Woodland Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
  • September 16, 2017
  • From: 07:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Phone: (515) 244-0507
  • Price: $45, $55, $125 (VIP)

Ira Glass is the host & creator of the public radio program This American Life. The show is heard each week by over 2.2 million listeners on more than 500 public radio stations in the U.S., Australia & Canada, with another 2.2 million downloading each podcast. For years, it was the most popular podcast on iTunes, until the staff created the program Serial, which has over 10 million people downloading each episode.

Glass began his career as an intern at National Public Radio’s network headquarters in Washington, DC in 1978, when he was 19 years old. Over the years, he worked on nearly every NPR network news program & held virtually every production job in NPR’s Washington headquarters. He’s worked as a tape cutter, newscast writer, desk assistant, editor, reporter & producer. He’s also filled in as host of Talk of the Nation & Weekend All Things Considered.

A TV adaptation of This American Life ran on Showtime for two seasons in 2007 & 2008, winning three Emmys. Glass is also one of the producers of Mike Birbiglia’s new film “Don’t Think Twice,” & produced & co-wrote Birbiglia’s first film “Sleepwalk with Me.” Under Glass’s editorial direction, This American Life has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including five Peabody awards. The American Journalism Review declared that the show is “at the vanguard of a journalistic revolution.”

An Evening with Ira Glass