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Glass, Ira

Overview
Works: 34 works in 60 publications in 1 language and 3,016 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Humor  Anecdotes  History  Miscellanea  Fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Producer, Host
Classifications: PS659.2, 973
Publication Timeline
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Publications by  Ira Glass Publications by Ira Glass
Most widely held works by Ira Glass
Sleepwalk with me ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 772 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 744 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 between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 524 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 )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 371 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
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 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Crimebusters + Crossed wires stories from This American life ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 131 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 118 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 79 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
This American life ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 14 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
Radio guide educat. use of recording and broadcast technology ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the educational use of radio and sound recordings from the earliest days of these technologies to the present time. Discusses Thomas Edison's views on the use of sound recording as a medium for education. Several people are interviewed including Ben Thatcher, curator for the Old Sound Museum. Features sound bites from old recordings, educational radio programs and radio advertisements
Lies, sissies, and fiascoes the best of "This American Life." ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"11 self-revelatory radio monologues with perfunctory musical accompaniment" broadcast on "This American Life."
Superpowers ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stories about superpowers and superheroes. Ira Glass interviews Chris Ware and discusses an Internet archive of failed comic book characters and the twelve-year-old twin leaders of a rebel army of Burmese separatists; Kelly McEvers tells the story of Zora, a self-made superhero; John Hodgman conducts a survey about the powers of flight and invisibility
Pray ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Can the secular world and the religious world understand each other? That question is asked by Alix Spiegel on a trip to Colorado Springs, where the New Life Church has put into place a 24-hour 365-day-a-year "prayer shield" over the city, providing all-night prayer vigils. Scott Carrier travels to Salt Lake City to see if it's possible to be a good person there if you aren't Christian
Radio : an illustrated guide by Jessica Abel ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 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
This American life ( Visual )
in English and held by 3 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
Telephone ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stories of who we are on the phone, of things we learn on the phone, of things that happen on the phone that don't happen anywhere else
This American life ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This American life by Davy Rothbart ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. Rothbart's neighboorhood first aired on This American life on May 11, 2001, as part of a show called Neighbors ; Show me the Monet first aired on This American life on October 15, 2002, as part of a show called Middleman ; I found your letter first aired on This American life on Juen 6, 2003, as part of a show called Lost in America ; Psychic Buddha, Qu'est-ce que C'est first aired on This American life on May 10, 2002, as part of a show called The other man ; Changing the channeler first aired on This American life on April 2, 2004, as part of a show called Miracle cures
This American life ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A program about changing identities. Nancy Updike describes how for two years she thought she was a lesbian. David Segal reports on a young Hasidic Jew who joined an underground rock band. Sascha Rothchild reads from her diary about changing high schools and trying on a new personality
Audio arcade ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This four-part special transforms human feelings and dilemmas into audio games that are fun, as well as educational to play. Provides an alternative to video games
 
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