This American Life

This American Life is a journalistic non-fiction program hosted by Ira Glass. It features essays, memoirs, field recordings, short fiction, and found footage.


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    Just a few years before he got the internship at NPR that started him in radio, our host Ira Glass had another career. He performed magic at children’s birthday parties. A powerful sense of embarrassment has prevented him from ever doing an episode on the subject, but when he learned that producer David Kestenbaum was also a kid conjurer, they decided to dive in together. Photo: David P. Abbott demonstrates his floating ball routine.

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