Full episode 204: 81 Words Prologue Share a clip ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass explains that the show this week consists of one long story, the story of something very small that was part of something very large in the history of our country. (2 minutes) More in SexualityView all 681: Escape From the Lab Aug. 16, 2019 Act Two: Two Times a Lady An inventor designs a robotic device that creates a dilemma for the administrators and judges of a major electronics trade show. 586: Who Do We Think We Are? May 6, 2016 Act One: Whose Great Idea Was This? When Mariya Karimjee was little, members of her family made a decision that would affect her entire life. 522: Tarred and Feathered Apr. 11, 2014 Act Two: Help Wanted There's one group of people that is universally tarred and feathered in the United States and most of the world. 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.