Ira Glass

Baltimore native Ira Glass has been active in public radio for over three decades. The veteran host and reporter began as an intern at NPR before quickly distinguishing himself as one of the quirkiest and most likable personalities in the nation. Glass has merged his passion for radio broadcasting and compelling stories about the human condition in the hour-long program This American Life, which can be heard weekly on Public Radio International affiliate stations and as a free podcast.

Guest Appearances

Jury Deliberations

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes everyone who can hear his voice on this week’s Spontaneanation! This time out, Paul’s special guest is This American Life host and producer Ira Glass! They chat about what memory from Ira’s childhood he wishes he could change,…


The Adventures Of Chickenman (ft. Ira Glass)

Ira Glass tells us why the audio series Chickenman, is one of his favorites! To hear the entire Chickenman archive head over to for more details.


Ira Glass

Radio and podcast personality (and lifelong Gilbert fan) Ira Glass drops by the studio to share his love of, among other things, old-school entertainment, classic comedy albums, the Frank Sinatra songbook and the grand spectacle of "The Poseidon Adventure." Also, Sammy Davis Jr.…


Live at SXSW with Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass

Maltin On Movies #69March 16, 2016

Recorded live at South by Southwest 2016, comedian, storyteller, filmmaker Mike Birbiglia and storyteller Ira Glass join Leonard, Baron, and Jessie to discuss Mike's new film which is produced by Ira, Don't Think Twice. It tells the story of the friendship between…


Live in New York (w Ira Glass)

Professor Blastoff #84December 24, 2012

It’s a special podcast mashup this Christmas when the venerable Ira Glass joins Tig, David and Kyle on the Bell House stage in NYC. Tig and Ira discuss their questionable “fun things to do for free” in any city, including insulting unsuspecting…

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