Ira Glass

Known by millions of radio and podcast listeners as the host of "This American Life," Ira Glass was one of the formative forces behind radio in the early 21st Century. Based on years of experience in public radio, Glass ... Read more »
Born: 03/03/1959 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (10)

Contemporary Color 2016 (Movie)

(Himself)

The Peabody Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Veronica Mars 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Modern Family 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

30 Rock 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

All In: The Poker Movie 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Simpsons 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 (Tv Show)

Guest

This American Life 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Host
Producer (4)

Don't Think Twice 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sleepwalk with Me 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

This American Life 2006 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Unaccompanied Minors 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (1)

This American Life 2006 - 2008 (TV Show)

Creator

Biography

Known by millions of radio and podcast listeners as the host of "This American Life," Ira Glass was one of the formative forces behind radio in the early 21st Century. Based on years of experience in public radio, Glass created a type of storytelling that was expertly aimed at his audience. Each story in the hour has a varying length and tone (although some hours are devoted to only one story). Some are fiction, some non-fiction, and each captures specific contradictions in life, funny and sad; sometimes, both at once.

Milestones

2014

Creation of spinoff podcast "Serial," which became the most popular podcast of all time.

1996

First airing of "This American Life" on WBEZ in Chicago.

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