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'This American Life's' Ira Glass, And Comic Books On The Radio

Marcie Sillman
09/06/2012 at 10:00 a.m.

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Reinventing Radio With Ira Glass: In his talk "Reinventing Radio," the creator and host of the popular public radio show "This American Life" takes the audience through how he puts the show together, from a story idea to an audio end. Glass joins us to talk about what makes a story, the future of public radio, his new film project and how things have changed at "This American Life" since the Mike Daisy retraction episode.

Radio Retrospective — Comic Books on the Radio: We're familiar with comic books being adapted to the big screen. This summer we saw both Spiderman and Batman return for another round. What you might not know is that comic strip adaptations aren't new — comics were also adapted into radio dramas. Today we take a listen back to a few of the comic strips that appeared on the radio.

Recommended Eating: Sara Dickerman joins us with a lunch recommendation. Prefer to cook for yourself? She also has a pick for a great cookbook!

Related Event

Ira Glass performs his show "Reinventing Radio" at Benaroya Hall on Saturday September 8, at 8:00 p.m.


Ira Glass is the creator and co–host of "This American Life."

Sara Dickerman writes for Slate, The New York Times and other publications. She's also blogging at

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