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This American Life creator steps into the spotlight at DeVos Performance Hall
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Catch the creator of "This American Life" live on stage at DeVos Performance Hall, Saturday, April 6, 8 p.m. Photo by Haim Yafim Barbalat.

Attention fans of public radio; this one’s for you! Prepare for an extraordinary evening as Ira Glass, the legendary creator and host of “This American Life,” takes the stage at DeVos Performance Hall on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 8 p.m.

“Seven Things I’ve Learned” – presented by WGVU Public Media – will feature a captivating multimedia performance by Glass that delves into his illustrious career in seven enlightening points, sharing insights, stories, and in-depth commentary on his groundbreaking radio show that has captured the hearts of millions.

As the primary visionary behind “This American Life,” Glass began his journey in the world of radio as an intern at National Public Radio’s headquarters in Washington, DC, in 1978, at the tender age of 19. Under Glass’s editorial stewardship, This American Life has garnered numerous accolades, including seven prestigious Peabody Awards and the first-ever Pulitzer Prize awarded for audio journalism. In a historic moment, the episode “The Giant Pool of Money” was inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry in 2021, marking a significant milestone for podcasting.

Glass has also contributed as an editor to such groundbreaking podcasts as “Serial,” “S-Town” and “Nice White Parents.”

With more than five million weekly listeners on public radio stations and podcasts, This American Life continues to captivate audiences worldwide. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness Ira Glass live in action and be part of an unforgettable evening celebrating the power of storytelling and public radio. Use of audio and video clips throughout the performance promise a dynamic and engaging evening.

Purchase tickets here.

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