Full episode 123: High Cost of Living Act Three How To Avoid Everything Share a clip ByDani Shapiro It's possible to turn off your emotions and go on autopilot for brief periods with the people you love, and it's possible to shut them down completely. Writer Dani Shapiro reads from her memoir Slow Motion: A True Story. (21 minutes) More in FamilyView all 648: Unteachable Moment June 8, 2018 Act Three: Those Who Can’t Play Daniel Alarcón’s dad was obsessed with soccer when he was growing up, but he was only average at soccer. 639: In Dog We Trust Feb. 23, 2018 Act Four: Resurrection Writer Brady Udall with another story about what animals can take the place of, in our lives and in our homes—this one involving an armadillo. 639: In Dog We Trust Feb. 23, 2018 Act Two: Polly Wants More Than A Cracker Veronica Chater explains the conflict in her house between her love for her pet macaw—a kind of parrot—and her love for her husband and three kids. More by Dani ShapiroView all 393: Infidelity Oct. 30, 2009 Act Three: How Did I Get Here? Act two showed us a moment before infidelity occurs.