Ira Glass at DeVos Performance Hall

Saturday, April 6, 2024
8:00 p.m.
Off Campus

WGVU Public Media is proud to announce that Ira Glass, creator and host of public radio’s This American Life  is coming to DeVos Performance Hall on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 8PM.

Join us as Ira shares “Seven Things I’ve Learned," a live performance that covers Glass’s career in seven points. The audience will also get to hear stories and in-depth commentary on recent This American Life episodes. The multimedia performance will include audio and video clips and is sure to make for a dynamic and engaging evening.

WGVU Public Media, a PBS and NPR licensee of Grand Valley State University, is dedicated to serving the West Michigan community by providing quality programming and educational content. With a strong commitment to storytelling and community engagement, WGVU Public Media strives to enrich the lives of its viewers and listeners through informative and inspiring programs.

Glass began his career as an intern at National Public Radio’s network headquarters in Washington, DC in 1978, when he was just 19 years old. He put This American Life on the air in 1995. He also served as an editor for the groundbreaking podcasts Serial, S-Town, and Nice White Parents.

Under Glass’s editorial direction, This American Life has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including seven Peabody Awards and the first Pulitzer Prize ever awarded for audio journalism. In 2021, This American Life episode ‘The Giant Pool of Money’ was inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry, the first podcast ever so honored. This American Life is heard each week by over 5 million listeners on public radio stations and podcast.

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Location Information

  • 303 Monroe Avenue NW | Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • 616.742.6500 

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Contact Information

Vance W. Orr III 

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WGVU Public Media


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This event was added to the calendar by Vance Orr ( on Monday, March 11, 2024 and was last updated on Friday, March 15, 2024 at 9:19 a.m.