Seven Things I've Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass

Silva Concert Hall
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8:00 PM
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Ira Glass is the creator, producer & host of This American Life, the iconic weekly public radio program with millions of listeners around the world. Using audio clips, music, and video, Ira Glass delivers a unique talk; sharing lessons from his life and career in storytelling: What inspires him to create? What drives his passion? How have failures and successes informed his decisions? During his presentation, Ira Glass will mix stories live onstage and help his audience better follow the creative process of one of our foremost storytellers.

“It's hard to make something that's interesting. It's really, really hard. It's like a law of nature, a law of aerodynamics, that anything that's written or anything that's created wants to be mediocre. The natural state of all writing is mediocrity... So what it takes to make anything more than mediocre is such an act of will...” 
― Ira Glass

“We live in a world where joy and empathy and pleasure are all around us, there for the noticing.” 
― Ira Glass

“You will be fierce. You will fearless. And you will make work you know in your heart is not as good as you want it to be.” 
― Ira Glass


“Largely considered the forefathers of deconstructed storytelling, Glass and his band of producers each week put together a series of tales around a central theme - anything from break-ups to the war in Afghanistan.

And while the staff readily admit the format “doesn’t sound like something we’d want to listen to ... and it’s our show”, what results is often the most hilarious and emotionally captivating hour of radio you’re likely to come across.” — TimeOut Sydney

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