Contact Us

We love hearing your comments on our stories. Comment emails are circulated among all the producers and taken very seriously. Email us at [email protected].

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 keywords in our search engine. If that doesn’t work, browse our archive.

If you strike out, drop a line to [email protected]. We try to reply to all questions that aren't answered on the website, with some exceptions. It may take a bit, but well do our best.

If you have a story idea: Check out our submissions info page, and contact us at [email protected]. We do not accept submissions by mail.

For general requests or requests for Ira Glass, contact Frances Swanson at [email protected].

For business collaboration requests, contact Seth Lind at [email protected]. Note, we do not produce sponsored content. Sponsorship contacts are below. 

For press requests, email [email protected].

If you want to adapt one of our radio stories into a movie or TV show, email Frances Swanson at [email protected].

For questions on the status of orders placed in our online store, email [email protected] or call 646-213-9818.


  • Podcast sponsorship is sold by The New York Times. For information, contact Amanda McCartney.
  • Radio underwriting is sold by Market Enginuity. Contact [email protected]