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Ira Glass: Another Year Older but Still Cooler Than You

Seriously think about it: do you even listen to radio anymore?  If you do, and you answered "yes, but only public radio", can you name which shows Tom Magliozzi, Michele Norris, or Peter Sagal are on? Now, can you name … Read More

By / March 3, 2010

Seriously think about it: do you even listen to radio anymore?  If you do, and you answered "yes, but only public radio", can you name which shows Tom Magliozzi, Michele Norris, or Peter Sagal are on? Now, can you name what show Ira Glass is on?  Of course you can: This American Life. Glass turns fifty-one today, and while he looks (and sounds) younger than many of the Brooklynites who are aping his style, there was a collective sigh of bewilderment when we mentioned on Twitter how old the birthday boy was turning.  Whatever the case, we love Ira, and like Aaliyah once said, "age ain’t nothing but a number", and while our favorite Jewish atheist is best known for his radio voice, we think he’s done a pretty good job of sitting in front of the camera as well.

 

Ira meets Stephen Colbert 

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Ira meers Dave

 

 

Ira talks to some guy named Avi

 

 

Somebody really likes Ira and makes a video with Blonde Redhead as the soundtrack.