Win FREE TICKETS to Ira Glass @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Saturday!

Ira Glass
Ira Glass

It might seem odd to refer to a radio performer as “visionary,” but it’s difficult to find another word that more accurately describes Ira Glass – the creator and, yes, visionary behind “This American Life.”

Now Glass is out on tour with “Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass” – a live performance in which he gives the audience an inside look at his renowned radio show – how he makes “This American Life”; how he and his staff find compelling stories; and how he makes shows from them that are unique in broadcast journalism.

Onstage, Glass will combine his live narration with quotes and music from “This American Life,” deftly mixing them to re-create a radio segment before your eyes, explaining memorable, sometimes funny and sometimes serious excerpts from the show from his point of view at the heart of public radio.

“Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass” comes to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy for one night only at 8pm on Saturday (December 1). Tickets are $25, $36, $48 & $52; children and students receive a $5 discount.

BUT WAIT… there’s more. We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for Friday’s celebration to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. Deadline to enter is 12noon on Saturday (December 1). The winner will be selected at random and notified on Saturday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

  1. KB says

    I love This American Life. If we have a road trip coming up, we’ll save several and listen to them all at once so the miles fly by.

  2. glenn says

    woo hoo!

  3. Joe says

    This would be fantastic, he is hilarious and one of the best radio voices to grace our waves. I would love to go!

  4. Elise says

    I got hooked on This American Life podcast just a few months ago. Great program and Ira is fantastic.

  5. Robin says

    Would love to see this, TAL is one of my favorites!

  6. Margie C says

    Love This American Life. I would really like to see this show!

  7. Katie says

    LOVE This American Life. Love Ira. From afar. Until Saturday.

  8. Rich says

    Looks like a GREAT show!!!

  9. Michelle says

    I could use a good laugh and could make for a great date night.

  10. Aliza Mesbahi says

    Love This American Life with Ira Glass. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  11. Matte says

    Oh that Ira! He’s the man.

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  13. Slacker says

    Huge fan of TAL! This would be fun!

  14. Susan says

    I love This American Life. and Ira Glass. and Nippertown!


    Torey Malatia! 🙂

  15. RB says

    This American Life is one of the best shows ever done on radio.

  16. Donna says

    Looks very interesting.

  17. Hannah says

    Ira’s one of my heroes! I’m so excited he’s coming to the capital district.

  18. LC says

    Would LOVE to go!

  19. missy says

    awesome! [keeping my fingers crossed!]

  20. Vonda Mason says

    Listen to TAL all the time, would love to see the show.

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