Full episode 288: Not What I Meant Prologue Share a clip Transcript ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass talks to film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum of the Chicago Reader about an anonymous love letter that turned out to be very different than it seemed. (5 minutes) More in WritingView all 757: The Ghost in the Machine Dec. 31, 2021 Act One: Ghostwriter Vauhini Vara lost her sister when she was in college. 527: 180 Degrees June 13, 2014 Act One: Seeing the Forrest For the Little Trees Alex Blumberg takes us to an American classroom where students are reading a classic, The Education of Little Tree, by Forrest Carter. 521: Bad Baby Mar. 28, 2014 Act One: Baby NOT On Board Ira plays tape from an interview that he did more than 20 years ago, with the author Doris Lessing, about her novel The Fifth Child, which tells the story of a woman who gives birth to a goblin-like baby. More by Ira GlassView all 757: The Ghost in the Machine Dec. 31, 2021 Act Two: Father of Invention There’s a machine lots of us encounter as a big impersonal, mechanical apparatus, that has a ghost in it. 756: But I Did Everything Right Dec. 10, 2021 Act Two: Brian and Peg Brian and Peg disagree over a very important thing. 754: Spark Bird Nov. 26, 2021 Act One: Don’t Chicken Out Carmen Milito tells Ira the story of a date she went on as a teenager, and the bird her mom brought to the occasion.