As well as stories by its host Ira Glass, incredibly popular writers David Sedaris and David Rakoff, comic Tig Notaro and Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington, there will also be an interactive live music performance by OK Go, with audiences at the taping able to control elements of the performance through their mobile phones.
As well as this, the program are taking the opportunity to use the visual medium in order to show things that simply don't work on radio, like showing a new short film by Mike Birbiglia, dance by Monica Bill Barnes & Company, plus original animation, projected illustration and more, including a few surprise guests.
The show screens in the following theatres:
Melbourne / Carlton - Cinema Nova
Melbourne / South Yarra - Palace Como
Melbourne / Brighton Bay - Palace Brighton Bay
Melbourne / Elsternwick - Classic Cinemas
Belgrave - Cameo Cinemas
Sorrento - Sorrento Athenaeum Cinemas
Australian Capital Territory
Dendy Canberra - Dendy Canberra
Adelaide Eastend - Palace Nova Eastend
Brisbane - Palace Cento
Perth / Northbridge - Luna Paradiso
Here's an American preview of the show:
This week's new sets include music from locals Gurrumul, Josh Pyke and West Thebarton Brothel Party plus new tunes from The Maccabees and Albert Hammond Jr.