Full episode 319: And the Call Was Coming from the Basement Act One The Hills Have Eyes Share a clip ByAlex Blumberg Some of the scariest stories happen when fluffy, innocent creatures turn murderously evil. This American Life producer Alex Blumberg tells one such story, about a raccoon gone bad. (13 minutes) Song:“Evil” by 45 Grave More in Health and Health CareView all 663: How I Read It Dec. 7, 2018 Act Two: Know That You Are Unprecedentedly Negative When health care premiums went up in New York State, a bunch of people got mad and wrote letters to the state. 643: Damned If You Do… Apr. 13, 2018 Act Two: We Must Destroy This Family in Order to Save It Eileen was desperate to help her son, and the only way to do it involved a perverse legal loophole. But should she dare try it? Shannon Heffernan tells the story. 602: The Sun Comes Up Nov. 11, 2016 Act Seven: Nicholasville, Kentucky Donald Trump has promised to get rid of Obamacare. More by Alex BlumbergView all 605: Kid Logic (2016) Dec. 16, 2016 Act Four: When Small Thoughts Meet Big Brains Alex Blumberg investigates a little-studied phenomenon: Children who get a mistaken idea in their heads about how something works or what something means, and then don't figure out until well into adulthood that they were wrong. 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. 524: I Was So High May 2, 2014 Act One: High on the Corporate Ladder Producer Alex Blumberg introduces us to Richard, a former executive at a big time marketing firm who smoked pot daily — sometimes at work.