10 Questions for Ira Glass

For 13 years he has hosted the documentary series This American Life on public radio. The television version is currently in its second season on Showtime. Ira Glass will now take your questions

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Ira Glass

How do you go about finding the stories on the show? Clark Cogbill LITTLE ROCK, ARK.

Eight of us put the radio show together, and we are in constant search of stories. It generally takes us four or five months to find enough stories for one show. A surprising number of things just come to us from our website, including some of the most beautiful stories we've ever put on the air.

If you had only 24 hours to come up with a show, how would you do it? Monica Whitfield Brase INDIANAPOLIS

My producers and I would probably stake out...

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