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Glass, Ira

Overview
Works: 284 works in 376 publications in 1 language and 4,795 library holdings
Genres: Comedy films  Drama  Anecdotes  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Film adaptations  Essays  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, Host, Narrator, Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ira Glass
Sleepwalk with me( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'I'm going to tell you a story, and it's true-- I always have to tell people that.' So asserts comedian-turned-playwright-turned-filmmaker Mike Birbiglia at the outset of his autobiographically inspired, fictional feature debut. A struggling stand-up, Matt is worried that everyone in his life thinks the best thing about him is his girlfriend, Abby. When his sister announces she's getting married, Matt's comfortable relationship is kicked into overdrive, and soon he finds himself struggling with the stress of a stalled career and Abby's expectations. To make matters worse, the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking have become too extreme to ignore"--Container
Don't think twice( Visual )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For eleven 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
The new kings of nonfiction( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 727 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 )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 538 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 )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 354 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 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
Everything sings : maps for a narrative atlas by Denis Wood( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 311 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 )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodis radiofònics produits per WBEZ fm (Chicago) i emesos per National Public Radio
File under : 13 suspicious incidents by Lemony Snicket( Recording )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 131 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 124 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 )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host Ira Glass and the staff of This American Life selected some of their favorite segments for this set
More information than you require by John Hodgman( Recording )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 75 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
Radio : an illustrated guide, 04/99 by Jessica Abel( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 71 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
Divest! : the climate movement on tour( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Divest! chronicles 350.org's 'Do the Math' bus tour as it launched the fossil fuel divestment campaign onto the national and ultimately international stage."--Container
File under, 13 suspicious incidents by Lemony Snicket( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 32 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
This American life( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 25 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 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
This American life( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 18 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
2776 : a Levinson Bros & Rob Kutner presentation( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 16 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 )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 10 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

 
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The new kings of nonfiction
Alternative Names
Ira Glass American radio personality

Ira Glass Amerikaans radioproducer

Ira Glass animateur de radio américain

Ira Glass conduttore radiofonico e produttore statunitense

Ira Glass produttore cinematografico statunitense

Ira Glass US-amerikanischer Radiomoderator und Produzent

Ира Гласс

艾拉·格拉斯

Languages
English (59)

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Everything sings : maps for a narrative atlasMore information than you require