Ira talks about the time his dad taught him to shave, and how unusual that was.
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Ira Glass interviews actress Molly Ringwald about what happened when she watched one of her own movies, "The Breakfast Club" with her daughter. Ringwald talks about how for the first time, she saw the movie from the parents' point of view, not the kids'.
Brothers Wes and Jeff spent a winter tagging black bears in Bryce Canyon National Park. One of the bears they needed to tag decided to hibernate at the end of an usually long tunnel.
Comedian Atsuko Okatsuka moved suddenly from Japan to the U.S. when she was eight years old, and has long joked that it was because her grandmother kidnapped her from her dad. But she'd never talked to anyone in her family about what had actually happened. (31 minutes) Tickets for Atsuko’s comedy tour at atsukocomedy.com.
Ira talks about a priest who set up what may have been the first hotline in the United States. It was just him, answering a phone, trying to help strangers who called.
Legendary broadcaster Paul Harvey had one of the most popular radio shows of all time.
Florida is now the fastest growing state, and DeSantis says people are moving there from all over because of him.
Among the legislation introduced by DeSantis that has passed is a ban on minors receiving transition care. The bill passed into law a few months ago.
Ira has some thoughts about our country’s long history of alien invasion movies.
Ira talks with his father and co-host for this show, Barry Glass, about his own early days working in radio.
At this spring’s announcement of New York City’s inaugural rat czar, we meet Darneice Foster, who despises the rats outside her apartment.
How did Alberta, Canada pull off a feat that has eluded the rest of human civilization? Ira visits the largest rat-less land in the world. (15 minutes)
Some powerful and well known men lost their jobs after #MeToo. But what about the women at the center of all this who’ve been way less visible after they told what happened to them? We hear about big and small ways the aftermath of coming forward continues to pop up in their daily lives.
Jane Doe sent some questions for us to ask Chanel Miller. For years, Chanel was known as Emily Doe.
Ira explains the premise of this week’s show, where most of the stories were first broadcast in 2004.
Ira talks with Shalom Auslander, who was raised as an Orthodox Jew and who made a pivotal break with his faith at a Rangers game.
Host Ira Glass has fallen off his bike a number of times at this point. He reflects on what goes through his head as he’s going down.
A beloved drawing goes missing from Mr. Ablao’s third grade classroom.
Valerie Kipnis tells Ira about riding the subway, shoulder-to-shoulder with someone she knows quite well, pretending she doesn’t see him.
Chaunte Vaughn’s mother recently died of Parkinsons. Even though Chaunte doesn't believe in ghosts, she is visited by her mom's ghost multiple times.
What happens when an emergency room nurse has an emergency? Kelsay Irby did something that landed her in the headlines. (9 minutes)
Ira talks to producer Sean Cole about a nightmarish runaround he’s been caught in. It all started when Sean thought: I'd like a new bed.
Ira talks to author Etgar Keret about his mom, and the stories she used to tell him when she put him to sleep. He explains why it's always been so hard to write about her.
Alex Edelman grew up in an Orthodox Jewish household in Boston. But one year, unexpectedly, his family decided to celebrate Christmas – for what he says are very Jewish reasons.