Ira Glass

Ira Glass spends an hour with KALW News Director Holly Kernan geeking out about radio, with stories about the early days of radio, Radio Havana in the Mission, and the first bi-lingual radio program.  Today at 5pm.

This Bay Area Life

Sep 6, 2012

This edition of Crosscurrents is a special one-hour show dedicated to an interview with This American Life host Ira Glass by Hana Baba in KALW studios, and stories from his show that were based in the Bay Area. In that spirit, we’re calling this show This Bay Area Life (in which Hana tries to pull off a subtle imitation of Glass).

Ira Glass visited with guest host David Latulippe to talk about "This American Life" and his new film with Mike Birbiglia, "Sleepwalk with Me".  Plus, Peter Robinson provided some cultural pre- and re- views. 

This Thursday, May 10th at 8pm, Ira Glass and This American Life will do a live show in New York City that will be broadcast via satellite to theaters across the country.  Ira Glass will be joined by David Rakoff, Mike Birbiglia, Glynn Washington and other special guests, including the band OK Go!

You can be there – and help support KALW’s May Membership Campaign.

This American Life is retracting its episode “Mister Daisey and the Apple Factory,” based on Mike Daisey’s monologue about Foxconn factories that manufacture iPhones and iPads, which contains what TAL acknowledges were numerous fabrications.  These fabrications were uncovered by Marketplace’s China Correspondent.