32 August 16, 1996 Republican Convention Unusual stories about day-to-day life at the Republican Convention. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript Terri Ann Act One Normal Life In An Abnormal Setting ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass follows a delegation to find out what people actually do at a convention. (14 minutes) Act Two Act Two ByIra GlassDan Savage Sex advice columnist Dan Savage tells the odd story of how he became a Republican state convention delegate even though he's a Democrat and gay. (18 minutes) Act Three Campaign Diaries ByMichael Lewis More campaign diaries from The New Republic's Michael Lewis. (25 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 160: Character Assassination May 19, 2000 Act 4: Who You Gonna Call? There is an entire class of consultant who does nothing but help people and companies that are under public attack. Eric Dezenhall is one of them. 366: A Better Mousetrap 2008 Oct. 10, 2008 Act 2: Financial Mousetrap Looked at one way, the current flailing economy is a victim of invention—Wall Street invention. Investors and banks and brokers created all sorts of stuff the world would've been better off without. 423: The Invention of Money Jan. 7, 2011 Act 1: The Lie That Saved Brazil A trip to a country where the fiction that is money completely fell apart. And in this same country, through a truly incredible piece of policy making, the government tricked a 150,000,000 people into believing their money had value again. Staff RecommendationsView all 490 Mar. 22, 2013 Trends With Benefits The startling rise of the number of people on disability in America. 192 Aug. 31, 2001 Meet the Pros The story of one man's journey from obscurity to international professional celebrity.