IRA GLASS, host and creator of the public radio program This American Life, comes to Portland's Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, June 10th 2017 for a unique evening of storytelling in his recognized conversational style. You may not know his face, but if you’re one of his 2.2 million regular listeners on more than 500 public radio stations, then you certainly know his voice. 

Under Glass’s editorial direction, This American Life has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including five Peabody awards. His stage presentations captivate his audiences leaving them spellbound and wanting more.

“Largely considered the forefathers of deconstructed storytelling, Glass and his band of producers each week put together a series of tales around a central theme - anything from break-ups to the war in Afghanistan.

And while the staff readily admit the format “doesn’t sound like something we’d want to listen to ... and it’s our show”, what results is often the most hilarious and emotionally captivating hour of radio you’re likely to come across.” —TimeOut Sydney

Show FAQ

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Run Time

Ira Glass runs approximately 90-minutes with no intermission.

Appropriate Age

Recommended age 12+ for adult interest and content.