May 2, 2016

Ira Glass Coming to DPAC September 10

May 2, 2016 (Durham, NC) Creator and host of Public Radio’s This American Life comes to DPAC on September 10, 2016. Over 2.2 million listeners on more than 500 public radio stations in the United States, Australia and Canada, with another 2.2 million downloading each podcast, hear the show each week.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 6 at 12p.m.:

  • Online at DPACnc.com
  • The Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
  • Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000

Glass began his career as an intern at National Public Radio’s network headquarters in Washington, DC in 1978, when he was 19 years old.

Over the years, he worked on nearly every NPR network news program and held virtually every production job in NPR’s Washington headquarters. He has been a tape cutter, newscast writer, desk assistant, editor, reporter and producer. He has filled in as host of Talk of the Nation and Weekend All Things Considered.

A television adaptation of This American Life ran on Showtime for two seasons in 2007 and 2008, winning three Emmys. Glass is one of the producers of Mike Birbiglia’s new film “Don’t Think Twice,” and produced and co-wrote Birbiglia’s first film “Sleepwalk with Me.”

Under Glass’s editorial direction, This American Life has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including five Peabody awards. The American Journalism Review declared that the show is “at the vanguard of a journalistic revolution.”