This American Life

April 12, 2016 - 8:57pm
The executive producer and host of the popular podcast series was the final speaker in this year's University Lecture Series.

One story, told week by week.

The familiar introduction — eerie chords, snippets of conversations, soundbites pulled from an incomplete puzzle — rang throughout Hendricks Chapel on Tuesday evening.

February 15, 2015 - 4:40pm
The "This American Life" producer took the stage at the State Theatre of Ithaca to warm the hearts of frozen New Yorkers who braved the blizzard to spend Valentine's Day with him.

Despite the snow squalls, low visibility, 40 mile-per-hour-wind gusts…and oh yeah—snow squalls—my love, Ira Glass, and I were able to persevere and meet up for a romantic Valentine’s Day rendezvous at the State Theatre of Ithaca.

The venue was packed with 1,200 other people celebrating the day of love with a common passion for public radio and a nasally-voiced hottie.

November 18, 2009 - 12:48am
The host of 'This American Life' discusses story inspirations, being interviewed and why he avoids Twitter.

More than a million listeners feel like they chat with This American Life host Ira Glass in their living rooms each week. During Tuesday's visit to Syracuse University, Glass literally took a seat on the couch in the Hendricks Chapel den to talk with The NewsHouse.

Glass was honest, personable and conversational just as the legions of public radio fans would imagine.

November 18, 2009 - 12:06am
'This American Life' host Ira Glass offers Syracuse advice on storytelling and winning audiences back from 'commentary' shows.

The crowd applauded, waiting for Ira Glass, producer and host of Chicago Public Radio’s This American Life, to appear. The applause eventually faded to a brief, awkward silence, with Glass still nowhere in sight. Suddenly, the lights shut off. Someone shouted “Ira,” as if he were a rock star about to take the stage.