Full episode 124: Welcome to America Prologue Share a clip ByIra Glass Ira goes to the courtroom of Abraham Lincoln Marovitz, who, at 93, presides over the ceremony to make people citizens. In this setting, it's hard to talk about America as it is. Instead, people talk about the America we wish we lived in. (4 minutes) More in GovernmentView all 695: Everyone's a Critic Feb. 28, 2020 Act Two: Mr. Chen Goes to Wuhan An average Chinese citizen decides to go to Wuhan, the heart of the coronavirus epidemic, to see for himself what’s happening there. 688: The Out Crowd Nov. 15, 2019 Act One: Goodbye, Stranger Los Angeles Times reporter Molly O’Toole talks to U.S. asylum officers—the people who end up sending migrants back to Mexico. 686: Umbrellas Up Oct. 18, 2019 Act Six: Two Weeks Later The 22-year-old woman from the beginning of the show catches up with producer Diane Wu. More by Ira GlassView all 731: What Lies Beneath Feb. 12, 2021 Act Four: Boiling Under Lots of things go unspoken between family members, sometimes for years. 730: The Empty Chair Jan. 22, 2021 Act Three: There’s a German Word for That Ira Glass talks to journalist Jochen Bittner about a political lie from 1920s Germany and the lessons it holds for 2020s America. 728: Lights, Camera, Christmas! Dec. 25, 2020 Act Two: Deer in the Footlights Ira talks with Connie Rex about the deer she and her sisters kidnapped and ended up putting into their school’s Christmas pageant in Woodruff, Utah, in a starring role.