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LA County Sheriff’s Department, Then and Now

Jul 21, 2014

We aired a story in "Mind Your Own Business" about an FBI investigation of inmate abuse and corruption in LA County jails that escalated into a massive battle between the Feds and the LA Sheriff’s Department.

A Modest Proposal for Mideast Peace

Jul 15, 2014

Ira writes:

One of our contributors, Etgar Keret, just wrote this great column about what's happening now between Israel and the Palestinians. He makes a simple proposal for mideast peace that's thoughtful and surprisingly convincing.

Ira’s Dance Show Comes to NYC

Jul 8, 2014

Ira writes:

Hi everyone. The show I perform with dancers from Monica Bill Barnes & Company is coming to New York September 10th, 11th, and 12th. It’s just half a block from Broadway – Yes, I know! So close! So close! – at Town Hall on 43rd Street.

Announcing Serial

Jul 2, 2014

Ira writes:

I have exciting news today. We’re starting a new show! We’ve never done this before. It’s coming out in the fall.

Ira's Backstage Speech

Jun 25, 2014

Ira writes:

Shortly before we went onstage to do our show at BAM this month, all the performers gathered backstage for a last pre-show confab.

Correction

Jun 24, 2014
In our May 9, 2014 show "Call For Help" there was a factual error that we want to correct.

"What The Heck I Gotta Do" Video

Jun 24, 2014

Ira writes:

Hi everyone! Here’s video of the first song of our musical from this week’s show. The director was Michael Mayer, who directed Spring Awakening, Hedwig and American Idiot on Broadway. Choreography by Lorin Latarro, another Broadway veteran.

This Friday: Download Video of Our Biggest Live Show Ever!

Jun 16, 2014

UPDATE: THE VIDEO IS AVAILABLE NOW!

Ira writes:

Hi everyone!

Radio Distribution Announcement

May 28, 2014

Ira here.

A few months ago we announced that Public Radio International was no longer going to be our distributor, starting in July. Today we’re announcing what we’re doing instead. It’s this: we’re going to distribute the show ourselves.

What’s this mean to you? Nothing! This American Life will remain on the same radio stations at the same times.