Contact Us

We love hearing your comments on our stories. Comment emails are circulated among all the producers and taken very seriously. Email us at

If you have a question and want a speedy answer:

  • Check our FAQ for general questions about the show, streaming audio, podcasting, submissions, and pretty much everything else.
  • If you’re looking for a story or a segment, try different keywords in our search engine. If that doesn’t work, browse our archive.

If you strike out, drop a line to We try to reply to all questions that aren't answered on the website, with some exceptions. It may take a bit, but well do our best.

If you have a story idea: Check out our submissions info page, and contact us at We do not accept submissions by mail.

For general requests or requests for Ira Glass, contact Frances Swanson at

For business collaboration requests, contact Seth Lind at Note, we do not produce sponsored content. Sponsorship contacts are below. 

For press requests, email

If you want to adapt one of our radio stories into a movie or TV show, email Frances Swanson at

For questions on the status of orders placed in our online store, email or call 646-213-9818.


  • Podcast sponsorship is sold by The New York Times. For information, contact Amanda McCartney.
  • Radio underwriting is sold by Market Enginuity. Contact