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Ira Glass on This American Life

An interview with the man who has revitalised American radio journalism

By David Wolf  

© Stuart Mullenberg

There is nothing on British radio like This American Life. The concept is simple: “Each week on our show we tackle a theme, and bring you a variety of stories on that theme,” as host Ira Glass says at the start of every episode. But if you haven’t heard the show—which mixes Errol Morris-style documentary-making with more personal, intimate stories—it’s hard to give a sense of what it’s actually…

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