Thursday, May 10, 2012

Radio Projected onto a Movie Screen: This American Life, live

Posted By on Thu, May 10, 2012 at 2:15 PM

What do you even call this? Radio? TV? A Movie? Hell if we know.

In much the same way the Metropolitan Opera has been periodically simulcasting Der Fledermaus into Regal NorthTown and other similar quasi-suburban movie theaters across America, tonight, up north, you can buy a ticket to watch a live broadcast of that hippest of NPR offerings, This American Life.

Watch Ira Glass — larger than life — sit behind a mixing board, in front of a microphone, in front of an audience, and totally do his radio show, live!

Joking aside, there will be dancers and animation to zazz up something that would probably be pretty compelling with no zazz at all. Guests include, among others, writers David Sedaris and David Rakoff, and live music by OK Go.

Despite the recent drama-drams about the guy who made all that shit up about Apple, This American Life is one of the best things broadcast in any medium since the beginning of time. No exaggeration. 

The trailer would like to tell you more:

Tickets are $20 here

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Luke Baumgarten is commentary contributor and former culture editor of the Inlander. He is a creative strategist at Seven2 and co-founder of Terrain.