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 171: Election Nov. 3, 2000 Act Two: What We Talk About When We Talk About The Issues The 2000 election season was strange in that many of the issues that the candidates debated most heatedly were ones that most of us have no handle on—prescription drug policy, social security solvency...and educational accountability. 124: Welcome to America Mar. 19, 1999 Act One: What Do Arnold Schwarzenegger And Sigmund Freud Have In Common? Because of a shortage of math and science teachers, New York City decided to import instructors from Austria. 478: Red State Blue State Nov. 2, 2012 Act One: I Know You Are, But What Am I? We surveyed hundreds of people around the country, from every part of the political spectrum, about the ways in which politics are interfering with their friendships and families. Staff RecommendationsView all 570 Oct. 16, 2015 The Night in Question Conspiracy theories about the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin continue to shape Israel's politics and future. 165 July 28, 2000 Americans In Paris David Sedaris takes Ira on a tour of his favorite spots in Paris.