NPR Geeks Rejoice! Hang with Ira & Peter
By Karl Klockars in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 2, 2009 7:40PM
Got $500 to kill? Sure, we all do! If you'd like to throw your cash at Chicago Public Radio and recieve more than a tote bag to show your devotion, consider ponying up to attend their Audible Feast. Wednesday night, WBEZ is presenting This American Life's Ira Glass, Wait, Wait's Peter Sagal, and Weekend Edition's Scott Simon to hang out, let their collective NPR hair down and tell tales from their favorite show moments. Taking place at the Art Institute, the big spenders will enjoy dinner in the Stock Exchange Trading Room, while the cheap seats ($75) still enjoy a wine and cheese reception. Wine & cheese and NPR listeners? You don't say. But seriously folks, the last time we saw Ira live it was at Rhinofest '06 for a radio vs. theater smackdown, and it was pretty entertaining. Add in another couple NPR stars and you've got a recipe for intellectual stimulation - some seriously low-key, understated, smugly clever stimulation, with a palpable air of superiority around it. Worth every penny!