Ira Glass was back in the Chicago area last weekend for his first public appearance here since the "Retraction" episode of This American Life, which examined the fabrications in Mike Daisey's story about conditions at an Apple factory in China. In his first full media conversation about the show, Ira gives his take on the confrontation with Daisey.
Back before This American Life moved to New York, every Friday night at 7 p.m., a small group of people would crowd into the studio at the end of the hall to watch Ira Glass perform the radio version of a tight-rope walk.
Host Ira Glass talks with Lauren Waterman, who's in the middle of a break-up right now and grappling with totally contradictory feelings. She wants her boyfriend to call, but also—maybe a little bit—doesn't want him to call.
Ira Glass is one busy person. But luckily, he has a studio next to his desk.‚ Mr. Glass talked to us to confirm that This American Life TV is going on hiatus. What does that mean for Ira and the radio show? And does the future include moving back to Chicago?