Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass
“It’s hard to find a story...and there’s no guidelines for how to do it, and you really have to set aside time for it, like it’s a job. Finding an idea is a job.” — Ira Glass
KPCC In Person and Ira Glass are teamed up for a multimedia event chronicling his life and career in storytelling.
Glass is the creator, producer and host of “This American Life,” the iconic weekly public radio program heard each week by more than 2.2 million listeners on more than 500 public radio stations, with an additional 2.2 million podcast downloads. For years, the podcast of “This American Life” was the most popular one on iTunes, until the show started its first spin-off program “Serial,” which quickly became the most popular podcast ever created. Glass began his career as an intern at National Public Radio (NPR) in 1978. Over the years, he has worked on nearly every NPR network news program and held virtually every production job at its headquarters. He has been a tape cutter, newscast writer, desk assistant, editor, reporter and producer. Glass has also filled in as host of “Talk of the Nation” and “Weekend All Things Considered.”
Glass, one of the most beloved public radio personalities, took the stage at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. The show was followed by a Q&A with the audience.