KUNM’s Elaine Baumgartel chatted with Glass about what he originally envisioned for the show back in 1995 when it first aired. There was a kind of story that he wasn’t hearing very often on the radio, Glass said.
Thu. 5/10 7p: Host Ira Glass and friends will perform an episode of This American Life on stage at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in NYC, and send it live via satellite to more than 500 movie theaters across the country. The show will feature popular contributors David Rakoff and Mike Birbiglia, music by the rock band OK Go, dance performance by Monica Bill Barnes & Company, original animation and short films, comedy by Tig Notaro, a story by Glynn Washington (host of NPR's newest hit show Snap Judgment), and special surprise guests.