Ira Glass Tickets
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Boston Symphony Hall
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Sep 22 2018
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Are you a fan of the famous radio and TV personality Ira Glass? Do you want to listen to his ideas and thoughts? By purchasing Ira Glass tickets you get the rare opportunity to watch the host of ‘This American Life’ live.
Glass is the son of Barry Glass and Shirley Glass. He was born in Maryland and both his parents are Jews. His mother is an infidelity researcher and works for the New York Times. He has worked with his first cousin Philip Glass who is a composer and his music can be heard on many of his TV shows. He is married to Anaheed Alani.
Ira Glass studied at the Milford Mill High School where he placed his focus on student government and Student Theater. His first major involvement in the performing arts was his 1975 high school production, titled ‘South Pacific’. He was given the role of Captain George Brackett. He performed as Lowe in ‘Damn Yankees’ a year later. He was also involved with Thespian Society as a member during this time. He graduated in 1982 from Brown University where he studied semiotics.
Ira Glass began his radio career at the National Public Radio where he started off as an intern. He hosted a number of NPR programs which included ‘Talk of the Nation’ and ‘All Things Considered’. He co-hosted the radio program ‘The Wild Room’ which was broadcasted through Chicago Public Radio and worked there from 1990 to 1995. He spent a couple of years working at the Chicago Public School System as a reporter, alongside his radio work.
Glass requested David Sedaris on NPR to read his essays which ultimately made Sedaris a highly successful independent author. Glass is the producer and host of ‘This American Life’ which was a part of WBEZ. It became part of the Public Radio International in June 1996 and PRI showed interest in taking the program as well. The show was broadcasted through 500 different radio stations and has over 1.7 million listeners. Each show is approximately of 48 minutes.
‘This American Life’ put special shows on for celebrating its 10th anniversary on 17th November 2005. A week after the celebration, the first episode of the show titled ‘New Beginnings’ was broadcasted. This was the first time the episode went on air outside of Chicago. It featured an interview with Joe Franklin and storytelling by Kevin Kelly. The episode ‘Return to the Scene of the Crime’ of the show was broadcasted live to more than 300 theaters in May, 2009. Glass received an Award for ‘Outstanding Contributions to Public Radio’ the same year. He won the George Polk Award in 2011 for ‘Very Tough Love’ as a radio reporter.
Besides his radio productions, Glass has also worked on the comic book ‘Radio: And Illustrated Guide’ alongside Jessica Abel. He was involved in the film ‘Unaccompanied Minors’ as an executive producer. The film and the comic book are true stories of how ‘This American Life’ was created. He won a medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which is an evidence of his communication skills.
Ira Glass has made radio fun to listen to by producing great programs and entertaining episodes. His work is admired by many of his listeners throughout the country. Watch him live by purchasing Ira Glass tickets and see just how good his communication skills are in front of a live audience.