Between stories, we hear from a bunch of the This American Life staff: Ira Glass, Julie Snyder, Alex Blumberg, Jane Feltes, Sarah Koenig, Robyn Semien, Alissa Shipp and Seth Lind.
- Host Ira Glass talks to his dad and stepmom about a story his dad thought might be good for the radio, concerning a mishap with a lost suit on a train. Ira then gathers the This American Life producers in their conference room, and announces a contest: Whoever makes the best story out of their parents' pitches wins. At the end of the show we announce the staff favorite. But what do we know? (7 minutes.)