59: Fire

59: Fire

Apr 11, 1997
Stories about people who are not afraid of fire, though perhaps they should be.
  • Why one teenager set fires and then stopped setting them. Paul Tough interview. (7 minutes)CrimeTeenagers

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  • An inextinguishable subterranean fire on the edge of a small Pennsylvania town, and why the residents are not afraid of it. Host Ira Glass and This American Life contributor Alix Spiegel. (15 minutes)HistoryNeighbors/Neighborhoods

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  • Producer Nancy Updike with Ki Kim, who's not afraid of walking on coals. But maybe he should have been. (8 minutes)Health Care/MedicineReligion

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  • Professor Stephen Pyne. (23 minutes)EnvironmentHistory

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  • Rennie Sparks from the band The Handsome Family. (1 minute)Music

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