Ira Glass Performance

Seven Things I Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass
Summer Series

Date & Price

Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Open Air Theatre


Reserved Seating: $42–$72

Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members: $37–$67*

Ticket includes all-day Gardens Admission


Tickets limited. Sell out likely.

Longwood Debut

The host and creator of the public radio program This American Life, Ira Glass shares lessons learned from his life and career in storytelling with Seven Things I Learned. Beginning his career as an intern at National Public Radio’s network headquarters in Washington, DC in 1978, Glass put This American Life—now with a following of more than 2.2 million listeners on more than 500 public radio stations, with another 2.5 million downloading each podcast—on the air in 1995. Under his editorial direction, This American Life has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including six Peabody Awards. Also one of the editors of the podcasts Serial and S-Town, Glass has championed the style of narrative journalism found in a new generation of podcasts and radio shows.

Listen to Ira Glass

More about Ira Glass

Glass began his career as an intern at National Public Radio's network headquarters in Washington, DC in 1978, when he was 19 years old. Over the years, he worked on nearly every NPR network news program and held virtually every production job in NPR's Washington headquarters. He has been a tape cutter, newscast writer, desk assistant, editor, reporter, and producer. He has filled in as host of Talk of the Nation and Weekend All Things Considered. He put This American Life on the air in 1995.

A television adaptation of This American Life ran on Showtime for two seasons and Glass has produced three feature films: Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice and Sleepwalk with Me, and the Netflix movie Come Sunday.

*Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members receive access to the Pre-sale. If you are eligible, you have received a discount code and Pre-sale access code via direct mail or email from Longwood Gardens.

Photo Credit: Sandy Honig