Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Ira Glass is at it again

National Public Radio fans rejoice!

Drone-voiced host Ira Glass has announced big plans to make his weekly show, "This American Life" a cinematic event. After turning his weekly show - which featured 4 different humanity stories that either humored, depressed or enlightened fans - into a show on Showtime, him and his staff are looking to extend their mediums. In the same style as the New York Met and Garth Brooks (are you kidding me?), "This American Life" would be filmed live and them sent over satellite to thousands of movie theaters for fans to watch.

Ira says it best-

"We're planning a This American Life stage show that would be filmed and sent live—live!—via satellite to movie theaters across the country. It would include Ira performing a radio piece, never-before-seen stories and outtakes from the second season of our TV series, audience Q&A, and more."

Here's a look at a trailer for the finished 1st season

Go to to get the podcast via itunes.

Go to to get the podcast with everything else.

ALSO: 1 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays on WSUI 910 AM

Here is a link to tell Ira what you think of his plan (tell him hells ya for me)

1 comment:

Brian said...

Well I'm pumped!

(To be honest, I'm still a bit sad that I wasn't able to experience the Garth Brooks-broadcast-live-in-a-movie-theater because I had a conflict, this will be just as wonderful.)