Most widely held works about Ira Glass
Most widely held works by Ira Glass
The new kings of nonfiction ( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 709 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. Season one ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 464 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. Season 2 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 329 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 Escape, teenage boys in Philadelphia impress girls using a mode of transportation obsolete in their neighborhood since the 19th century, and a young man's fight for independence from his mother is complicated by some very specialized circumstances. In Two wars, we learn about two foreigners in the U.S.: one is an Iraqi refugee, traveling the U.S. to let Americans ask him anything they want, and an immigrant from Bulgaria, who realizes that an ongoing argument with his American wife about lawn maintenance has to do with the life he left behind the Iron Curtain twenty years before. Going down in history tells the stories of people trying to make and remake history, including Wisconsin convicts attempting a prison break using dental floss, high school students whose yearbook photos show nothing of the drama in their lives, and a man with a decades-long obsession with one particular bird, who reveals the footage that may prove he's actually seen it. Underdogs features the world of boxing, way down the "food chain" from championship fights, and a group of New York kids who fight bullies by being funny. Scenes from a marriage profiles cartoonist Chris Ward's illustrations showing that every marriage, even a happy one, is a courtroom, and the disintegration of another couple's marriage is chronicled, as the husband's obsession with a legal forces them to face some tough questions. John Smith is the story of one life, told through the eyes of people all over the country who share the name John Smith.
Lies, sissies, and fiascoes the best of "This American Life ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
"11 self-revelatory radio monologues with perfunctory musical accompaniment" broadcast on "This American Life."
Crimebusters + Crossed wires stories from This American life ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 126 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 )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Host Ira Glass and the staff of This American Life selected some of their favorite segments for this set.
Everything sings : maps for a narrative atlas by Denis Wood ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
More information than you require by John Hodgman ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 69 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.
Radio : an illustrated guide, 04/99 by Jessica Abel ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 53 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.
Lost buildings : an on-stage radio & picture collaboration between Ira Glass and Chris Ware, presented here in an approximated digital video disc format, with accompanying illustrations, apologies, and appreciations of the buildings ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
The cruelty of children ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Writers David Sedaris and Ira Sher on cruelties done by children against other children and against adults. Educator and author Vivian Paley on a classroom experiment to make children less cruel.
Act V ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The Terry Gross-Ira Glass interviews ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Amused by Carrie Secrist Gallery ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Talk of the nation, 3-25-93 ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
On side 1-2, discussion centers around the qualities desired in a nominee for Supreme Court Justice; specific names are suggested as a replacement for retiring Justice Byron R. White. On sides 3-4, discussion focuses on whether or not it is appropriate for public libraries to charge fees for certain services.
Music lessons ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Memories of music lessons and music making from David Sedaris, Anne Lamott, and a high school music teacher.
Simulated worlds ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Civil war reenactments, wax museums, simulated coal mines, fake ethnic restaurants, an ersatz Medieval castle and other re-created worlds that thrive all across America. Ira Glass discusses Umberto Eco and the theme restaurant Medieval Times and Jack Hitt discusses dinosaur re-creations.
Monogamy ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Reaction to the breaking story of Monica Lewinsky, deconstructing Democratic Party chairman Roy Romer's press conference, and a discussion of monogamous and non-monogmous couples in the United States and Turkey.
This American life presents-- your guide to the meltdown ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"In four dramatic and entertaining installments, the Planet Money team explains what happened to the global economy"--Container.
Sinatra ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Stories about Frank Sinatra, his greatness, his awfulness, and why it is that he may turn out to be the most important singer of the 20th century. Includes pieces by Gay Talese, Sarah Vowell, Michael Ventura, Camden Joy, Will Friedwald, and John Conners.
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