Full episode 174: Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Milestones Prologue Share a clip Transcript We hear the story of a disastrous birthday party and how it's hard not to see these kinds of moments as symbolic of something bad. (5 minutes) ByIra Glass More in ChildrenView all 789: The Runaround Jan. 20, 2023 Act Two: Strange Loop Our senior editor David Kestenbaum introduces us to someone who is literally running around the block as a way to solve one of his problems. 772: The Kids' Table June 3, 2022 Act One: Magically Malicious Lilly Sullivan tells the story of an elementary school “movie day” that went horribly wrong for many of the kids. (20 minutes) 724: Personal Recount Nov. 13, 2020 Act Two: Puppy Love Triangle Writer Emily Flake’s young daughter tries to make up her mind about whether or not she has a crush on a boy in her class. More by Ira GlassView all 781: Watching the Watchers Oct. 7, 2022 Act Two: I’ll Be Watching You A group of 6th grade boys are bothered by their teacher’s behavior. 777: Name. Age. Detail. Aug. 12, 2022 Margus Morrison Margus Morrison was a school bus aide, father of six. 774: The Pink House at the Center of the World July 1, 2022 Act Four: Next Host Ira Glass walks through possible next steps with a pro-life activist who worked on the Texas SB8 bill, that set a precedent for enforcement of abortion bans throughtout the country.