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Ira Glass Is In Yoko Ono's New Music Video

Nov 5, 2013

Ira writes:

Okay, this is the most random thing that’s happened to me in a long time. I was asked to dance in Yoko Ono’s new music video. Who says no to that? Here’s what it’s like: a car service picks you up and takes you to a nondescript building that’s set up for a video shoot. Lots of youngish people plus Yoko Ono. Oh hello there most famous person I’ve ever met!

At La Quinta Inn, in Walla Walla, Washington...

Oct 25, 2013

... this plaque is now on the wall:

Ira to Interview Composer Nico Muhly in NYC

Oct 22, 2013

Nico Muhly, photographed by Matthew Murphy

24-Hour Stream

Oct 18, 2013

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Diana, Hunter of Bus Drivers

Oct 8, 2013

Above is a detail from a drawing that artist Alice Leora Briggs created to accompany a story from our recent episode Secret Identity

"Dos Erres" Conviction

Oct 8, 2013

Last week, one of the lieutenants in the Guatemalan army squad that killed more than 200 people at the village of Dos Erres in 1982 was found guilty of immigration fraud in a court in California.

Attention Teachers

Oct 4, 2013

Have you used an episode of This American Life in the classroom? We're making a resource page for educators and we need your help! What stories have been useful to you? What subject are you teaching, at what level, and how did you incorporate a particular episode or story?

A Prank Admissions Essay To Rick Clark

Sep 19, 2013

Ira writes: After talking to us about the most misguided things kids and their parents do to get into college, Georgia Tech Admissions Director Rick Clark got this email.