this american life

30 Jan 2018

Great Podcasts For Boring Tasks

By Kelly O’Grady Thank God for Podcasts. How else would we handle menial tasks like riding the bus or sad attempts at working out. The other great thing about podcasts is that there’s no limit on what they can be about, there’s at least fifty podcasts all about the television

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27 Jul 2016

We’re sending you to see This American Life’s Ira Glass!

  Ira Glass is the host and creator of the public radio program This American Life. The show is heard each week by over 2.2 million listeners on more than 500 public radio stations in the United States, Australia and Canada, with another 2.2 million downloading each podcast. For years,

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07 Oct 2021

BAS is Looking for a Couple New Writer/Editors

Since 2007 BrokeAssStuart.com has been dedicated to bringing you the most important news, arts, culture, nightlife, and progressive activism in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Our goal is to amplify voices that may not always get heard and stick up for working people when no one else will…and

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
14 May 2016

CASA’s “This American Hive” and Ira Glass @ Lowell High School (TODAY & TOMORROW) 5/14 & 5/15

The Children’s After School Arts program at Rooftop Elementary has long been a jewel famous amongst San Franciscans, but when their annual production caught the attention of NPR’s Ira Glass last year, their challenging and radical productions depicting socio-economic challenges facing kids today started conversations in households across the nation.

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 0
08 Jan 2016

Children’s After School Arts, featured in This American Life, on Display @ SOMArts

This town was once coined as the “cool, grey city of love” and yet, every day one wakes up to yet another action that would contradict that sentiment: a young man blown away by trigger happy police, waterlogged shanty towns under the freeway, a capricious mayor threatening to slash city

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 0
11 Jan 2012

FREE Show: Real Characters at McNally Jackson Tonight

I like stories. I like storytelling. Someday I hope to be a storyteller. Every month at McNally Jackson, they hold a FREE storytelling and performance show called “Real Characters.” Here you can see (or hear as it were) New York’s best storytellers and some pretty funny comedians and writers. Past

Quincey Trigillo - Judicious Journalist 0
14 Aug 2010

The Scary World of Podcasts

For a very, very long time I was completely averse to the idea of hiking. It evoked images of stumbling upon creepy men with hatchets,  climbing mountains, dehydrated beef and special shoes. When I realized rather late in the game, hiking is often just a fancier term for a “slightly

Jessica Longo - Two-Bit Reporter 0
12 Mar 2010

Writers with Drinks This Saturday

I feel like it was fated, like I was meant to post about Saturday’s Writers With Drinks at The Make-Out Room.  Why?  Because a few weeks ago, after deciding I was too bored at the gym to work out for more than five minutes without stimulation that did not involve

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 0