21. July 2018 - 20:00 till 22:00
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Seven Things I Have Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass | Winspear Opera House | Saturday, 21. July 2018

Ira Glass is the creator, producer & host of This American Life, the iconic weekly public radio program with millions of listeners around the world. Using audio clips, music, and video, Ira Glass delivers a unique talk; sharing lessons from his life and career in storytelling: What inspires him to create? What drives his passion? How have failures and successes informed his decisions? During his presentation, Ira Glass will mix stories live onstage and help his audience better follow the creative process of one of our foremost storytellers.

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.

“What’s amazing is how new [This American Life] sounds. It has this beat all to itself…These stories float right into your brain and lodge there.”
— The Nation
“We’re blessed from time to time, with a spontaneous generation of humor and insight….[Ira Glass] finds—uncovers— drama and humor in the most pedestrian of places.”
— David Mamet
Over the years, he worked on nearly every NPR network news program and held virtually every production job in NPR’s Washington headquarters. He has been a tape cutter, newscast writer, desk assistant, editor, reporter and producer. He has filled in as host of Talk of the Nation and Weekend All Things Considered.

A television adaptation of This American Life ran on Showtime for two seasons in 2007 and 2008, winning three Emmys. Glass is one of the producers of Mike Birbiglia’s new film Don’t Think Twice, and produced and 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.”