Ira Glass returns to Chicago for an emotional and thought-provoking presentation of his captivating stage show Seven Things I’ve Learned, presented by WBEZ Chicago and sponsored by Barnes & Thornburg LLP. Using audio clips, music, and video, Ira will share the personal stories of Americans from all walks of life and deliver a unique talk on the lessons he’s learned during his career as a storyteller. Ira Glass is the host and creator of the public radio program This American Life, heard each week by over 2.2 million listeners on more than 500 public radio stations, with another 2.5 million downloading each podcast. He’s also one of the editors of the podcasts Serial and S-Town. During this presentation, Ira will mix stories live onstage, showcasing his creative process for the audience. Audience members will learn what inspires him to create, what drives the work he does and how success and failure has impacted his career and life decisions.