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Ira Glass


Saturday, December 8, 2018 8:00PM
Paramount Theatre

<b>Ira Glass</b>








This event is part of the Paramount's 2018 Fall/Winter Season.
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Paramount Theatre presents
Ira Glass


Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm

Tickets: $35-$65
P1) $65: Orchestra
P2) $55: Orchestra, Mezzanine, Balcony
P3) $45: Upper Balcony
P4) $35: Upper Balcony

Ira Glass is the host and creator of the public radio program This American Life. The show is heard each week by over 2.2 million listeners on more than 500 public radio stations, with another 2.5 million downloading each podcast. He put This American Life on the air in 1995.

He’s also one of the editors of the podcasts Serial and S-Town.

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 and Glass has produced three feature films: Mike Birbiglia’s “Don’t Think Twice” and “Sleepwalk with Me,” and the Netflix movie “Come Sunday.”

Under Glass's editorial direction, This American Life has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including six Peabody awards. In 1999, the American Journalism Review declared that This American Life was “in the vanguard of a journalistic revolution” and since then, a generation of podcasts and radio shows have sprung up — Radiolab, Invisibilia, StartUp, Reply All, Love + Radio, Heavyweight — building on the style of narrative journalism championed by Glass and his staff.

Event Parking Information
Secure covered parking is offered to patrons at the 600 Congress parking garage. For additional parking information, please click here.

Personal Items Policy: The Austin Theatre Alliance is taking measures to increase the safety and security of its patrons and staff.  We have instituted a No Backpack and No Large Bag Policy at all shows and events at the Paramount and State Theatres. More information on banned items, permitted items and our full policies here.