About Us

We love hearing your comments on our shows. Comment emails are circulated among all the producers and taken very seriously. Email us here.

If you have a question and want a speedy answer:

  • Check our FAQ for general questions about the show, streaming audio, podcasting, submissions, and pretty much everything else.
  • If you're looking for a story or a segment, try different key words in our search engine. If that doesn't work, peruse our archives.
  • If you're wondering when and where you can listen to the show in your area, check our station locator.

If you strike out, drop a line to web@thislife.org: we try to reply to all questions that aren't answered on the website, with some exceptions.* It may take a bit, but we'll do our best.

If you have a story idea: Check out our submissions info page, and contact us at storypitch@thislife.org. We do not accept submissions by mail.

For press requests or any requests for Ira Glass, contact Elise Bergerson.

If you want to adapt one of our radio stories into a movie or TV show, you can also contact Elise.

For business requests: for instance, if your company would like to purchase underwriting announcements on the broadcast or podcast, if you work for a station and are wondering about premiums or pledge shows, or if you have an idea for business collaboration, contact Seth Lind.

For questions on the status of orders placed in our online store, call (646) 213-9818 or email orders@thislife.org

Sadly, here are some things the webfolks CAN'T do:

  • We can't answer questions about scoring music used in the show. Honest! Our web manager works remotely and doesn't have access to this info.
  • We can't answer questions about fellowships, fellowship applications, or application status. Look at our fellowship page for info.