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Ira Glass & Jad Abumrad

  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Saturday December 10, 2022
  • Theatre | Ace Hotel Los Angeles
  • 929 S Broadway

KPCC Presents

Ira Glass & Jad Abumrad: An Evening with the Creators of This American Life & Radiolab

Rescheduled from 07/23/22

6PM Doors | 7PM Show

Want to sound smart at dinner parties? Impress your friends and family with interesting facts and intriguing stories? Any episode of This American Life or Radiolab would be a great place to start. Both shows take deep dives into science-based stories, focusing on the human details behind them and leave listeners enlightened, uplifted, and a little smarter than when they started.

On Dec 10, Ira Glass (he/him), host of This American Life, and Jad Abumrad (he/him), creator of Radiolab, come together to take you on a journey of insight, investigation, and humanity in a way that only they can. Join us for a night with these public radio luminaries, in conversation live onstage at the historic Theatre at Ace Hotel. It’s all part of KPCC’s Public Radio Palooza—you knew we couldn’t possibly throw a public radio party without inviting these two.

This event is part of KPCC’s Public Radio Palooza, a year-long celebration of all the ways public radio brings us together, featuring some of the most legendary and innovative creators in the public media landscape.

Health & Safety

The Show Must Go On, But Safely

All ticket holders must present proof of full vaccination with a valid photo ID to enter The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Complete vaccination is defined as fourteen days following a final dose of the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna, or Astra-Zeneca vaccine. Booster shots are not needed to fulfill this requirement.

Masks must be worn at all times while inside the building, except while actively eating and drinking.

The Theatre at Ace Hotel is a cashless venue. Visa, Mastercard + Amex are accepted.


Thanks for staying cool about it. We can’t wait to see you.


Before the show, catch up on some of the best Radiolab and This American Life episodes:

From This American Life

“When I’m trying to explain our program to someone who doesn’t know it, I stammer a bunch of words like ‘entertaining,’ ‘funny,’ ‘surprising plot twists,’ ‘true stories but not boring I swear’ … and then I just give them this list.” — Ira Glass


From Radiolab
“The 11 Best Radiolab Episodes”


Ira Glass is the host of This American Life, produced in collaboration with WBEZ Chicago, and distributed by PRX. It can be heard on over 500 stations, including 89.3 KPCC, Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. Jad Abumrad is the creator and former host of Radiolab, produced and distributed by WNYC Studios. It can be heard on over 600 stations, including 89.3 KPCC, Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.

Jad Abumrad is the creator and former host of Radiolab, produced and distributed by WNYC Studios. It can be heard on over 600 stations, including 89.3 KPCC, Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.

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