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Glass, Ira

Works: 292 works in 400 publications in 1 language and 4,909 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Anecdotes  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Essays  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Nonfiction comics  Juvenile works 
Roles: Producer, Host, Narrator, Author, Other, Author of introduction, win, Interviewer, wpr
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ira Glass
Don't think twice( Visual )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For 11 years, the six-person comedy team known as The Commune has killed onstage, waiting for its big break. The team finds itself at a crossroads, when one of the group becomes a solo success and the others start to wonder if they will make it after all"--Container
Sleepwalk with me( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore
The new kings of nonfiction( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of the best new masters of nonfiction storytelling, personally chosen and introduced by Ira Glass, the producer and host of the award-winning public radio program This American Life. These pieces-on teenage white collar criminals, buying a cow, Saddam Hussein, drunken British soccer culture, and how we know everyone in our Rolodex-are meant to mesmerize and inspire. --From publisher description
This American life( Visual )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join host Ira Glass and his company, as they bring a different theme to life each week, in the format of the popular Chicago radio show by the same name. In Reality check, we hear the stories of three people who hatched plans to make their dreams come true, only to be brought back to reality by unpleasant outcomes. Growth spurt introduces the viewer to three people who simply will themselves to the next stage of their lives, with mixed results. The Camera man introduces us to a young filmmaker who sets out to expose his alcoholic step-father, but instead creates a portrait of a flawed family; and animator Christopher Ward creates a piece about the perils of watching life explode from the safe distance of a camera lens. God's close up reveals stories where the faithful and not-so-faithful cross paths, trying to closer to God through pictures. My way explores the cost of stubbornness among four subjects. Pandora's box brings three stories of the unexpected consequences of trying new things
This American life( Visual )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join host Ira Glass and his company, as they bring a different theme to life each week, in the format of the popular Chicago radio show by the same name
Everything sings : maps for a narrative atlas by Denis Wood( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boylan Heights, a neighborhood of Raleigh, N.C., is portrayed in schematic maps of the author's memories and perceptions of place
Lies, sissies, and fiascoes : the best of "This American Life."( Recording )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven monologues delineating the ongoing struggles and activities of everyday life, if everyday life includes an unusual number of parental confrontations, money scams, thoughts about death, racial encounters, lies, sissies and fiascoes
File under, 13 suspicious incidents by Lemony Snicket( Recording )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called upon to investigate thirteen suspicious incidents in Stain'd-by-the-Sea, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case
Crimebusters + Crossed wires : stories from This American life( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of crime and stories of miscommunication. There are funny moments, there are serious moments, there are surprising situations. Unless otherwise noted the stories are one hundred percent true
This American life : stories of hope and fear( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host Ira Glass and the staff of This American Life selected some of their favorite segments for this set
Radio : an illustrated guide, 04/99 by Jessica Abel( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The production of a segment of This American Life is the vehicle for an overview of many aspects of radio programming and production
More information than you require by John Hodgman( Recording )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television personality John Hodgman presents a tongue-in-cheek compendium of half-truths and fake trivia including a page-a-day calendar of made-up facts that did not happen on particular dates, and a live performance of 700 mole-man names, which explores the identities and culture of the mole-men, a race of humanoids that supposedly live in a complex warren of tunnels and vast caverns beneath the earth
Divest! : the climate movement on tour( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Divest! chronicles's 'Do the Math' bus tour as it launched the fossil fuel divestment campaign onto the national and ultimately international stage."--Container
This American life( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ira Glass sits behind some studio gear and speaks into a microphone, to tell the stories of criminals and the crime scenes they returned to, after having committed crimes at those places. -- Container
Eating the dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Book of All-New Pop Culture Pieces by Chuck Klosterman Chuck Klosterman has chronicled rock music, film, and sports for almost fifteen years. He's covered extreme metal, extreme nostalgia, disposable art, disposable heroes, life on the road, life through the television, urban uncertainty and small-town weirdness. Through a variety of mediums and with a multitude of motives, he's written about everything he can think of (and a lot that he's forgotten). The world keeps accelerating, but the pop ideas keep coming. In Eating the Dinosaur, Klosterman is more entertaining and incisive than ever. Whether he's dissecting the boredom of voyeurism, the reason why music fan's inevitably hate their favorite band's latest album, or why we love watching can't-miss superstars fail spectacularly, Klosterman remains obsessed with the relationship between expectation, reality, and living history. It's amateur anthropology for the present tense, and sometimes it's incredibly funny. Q: What is this book about? A: Well, that's difficult to say. I haven't read it yet - I've just clicked on it and casually glanced at this webpage. There clearly isn't a plot. I've heard there's a lot of stuff about time travel in this book, and quite a bit about violence and Garth Brooks and why Germans don't laugh when they're inside grocery stores. Ralph Nader and Ralph Sampson play significant roles. I think there are several pages about Rear Window and football and Mad Men and why Rivers Cuomo prefers having sex with Asian women. Supposedly there's a chapter outlining all the things the Unabomber was right about, but perhaps I'm misinformed. Q: Is there a larger theme? A: Oh, something about reality. "What is reality," maybe? No, that's not it. Not exactly. I get the sense that most of the core questions dwell on the way media perception constructs a fake reality that ends up becoming more meaningful than whatever actually happened. Q: Should I read this book? A: Probably. Do you see a clear relationship between the Branch Davidian disaster and the recording of Nirvana's In Utero? Does Barack Obama make you want to drink Pepsi? Does ABBA remind you of AC/DC? If so, you probably don't need to read this book. You probably wrote this book. But I suspect everybody else will totally love it, except for the ones who absolutely hate it." --
2776 : a Levinson Bros & Rob Kutner presentation( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the year 2776, and an Alien (Martha Plimpton) has come to destroy the Earth. It's up to the President (Will Forte), his jaded Secret Service agent (Aubrey Plaza), and a cranky George Washington (Paul F. Tompkins) to stop her. And the only thing they have on their side are: 82 Emmy, Grammy, and Tony winning comics, actors, and musicians. Includes 28 all-new original comedy-music tracks, and taking satirical aim at everything American (sports, sex, media, race, religion, history, rock n' roll, technology, and of course, zombie boy bands); there is 12 musical genres (from bluegrass to hip-hop to heavy metal, from ragtime to rap to Broadway, and everything in between); countless unthinkable collaborations, like... - Reggie Watts (Comedy Bang Bang), Right Said Fred, & Mayim Bialik (Big Bang Theory), NPR's Nina Totenberg singing rock opera - Patton Oswalt playing God, accompanied by Muddy Waters' guitarist ; Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, backed by a Grammy-winning Dixieland band - Dick Cavett, Dick Gregory, Joe Franklin and Al Jaffee squaring off against Margaret Cho. 2776 is one epic comedy-musical journey through America's past, present, and future. Produced entirely to support one great cause: OneKid OneWorld. What will happen? Who knows? Because "2776" is like nothing that's ever been seen in America, on Earth, or even by Aliens
Radio : an illustrated guide by Jessica Abel( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The production of a segment of This American Life is the vehicle for an overview of many aspects of radio programming and production
Amused by Carrie Secrist Gallery( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out on the wire : the storytelling secrets of the new masters of radio by Jessica Abel( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Go behind the scenes of seven of today's most popular narrative radio shows and podcasts, including This American Life and RadioLab, in graphic narrative. Every week, millions of devoted fans tune in to or download This American Life, The Moth, Radiolab, Planet Money, Snap Judgment, Serial, Invisibilia and other narrative radio shows. Using personal stories to breathe life into complex ideas and issues, these beloved programs help us to understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. Each has a distinct style, but every one delivers stories that are brilliantly told and produced. Out on the Wire offers an unexpected window into this new kind of storytelling--one that literally illustrates the making of a purely auditory medium. With the help of This American Life's Ira Glass, Jessica Abel, a cartoonist and devotee of narrative radio, uncovers just how radio producers construct narrative, spilling some juicy insider details. Jad Abumrad of RadioLab talks about chasing moments of awe with scientists, while Planet Money's Robert Smith lets us in on his slightly goofy strategy for putting interviewees at ease. And Abel reveals how mad--really mad--Ira Glass becomes when he receives edits from his colleagues. Informative and engaging, Out on the Wire demonstrates that narrative radio and podcasts are creating some of the most exciting and innovative storytelling available today"--
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The new kings of nonfiction
Everything sings : maps for a narrative atlasMore information than you require
Alternative Names
Ira Glass Amerikaans radioproducer

Ira Glass animateur de radio américain

Ira Glass conduttore radiofonico e produttore statunitense

Ira Glass US-amerikanischer Radiomoderator und Produzent

Ира Гласс


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