This American Life: live in movie theaters May 10

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By Jonathan Phelps in New Events on Tuesday 8 May 2012

Good news, This American Life, Ira Glass’ long running public radio show, will be airing live from on stage in New York on May 10.

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This American Life show on China working conditions a lie

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Tuesday 20 March 2012

I’ll admit, I fell for Mike Daisey’s monologue about visiting an iPad factory in China when it aired on This American Life because I have an entrenched distrust of our overblown consumerist culture, which relies on massive and unimaginably cruel exploitation of people and resources around the world.

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Snap Judgment: a new radio show full of quirky stories

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By Mary Chiaramonte in Cool Websites on Friday 20 January 2012

Much like This American Life, the new radio show Snap Judgment, tells us a myriad of different stories, each of them remarkable to hear. The most amusing host Glynn Washington makes it well worth your while for a listen.

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What would an Ira Glass sex tape sound like?

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By Gerry Mak in Video on Thursday 13 October 2011

This satire of This American Life, which explores what would happen if public radio icon Ira Glass were to release a sex tape, is an incredibly spot-on lampooning of all things NPR.

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Taking inspiration from Ira Glass

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Wednesday 10 August 2011

I’ve been struggling a lot lately with my own art, trying to figure out what directions to go and feeling dissatisfied with my recent work, so this quote from This American Life-host Ira Glass was really timely. I just have to remember to keep working.

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