32 August 16, 1996 Republican Convention Unusual stories about day-to-day life at the Republican Convention. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Subscribe on Spotify Subscribe in Apple Podcasts Transcript Terri Ann Act One Normal Life In An Abnormal Setting Host Ira Glass follows a delegation to find out what people actually do at a convention. (14 minutes) ByIra Glass Act Two Act Two 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) ByIra GlassDan Savage Act Three Campaign Diaries More campaign diaries from The New Republic's Michael Lewis. (25 minutes) ByMichael Lewis Act Four Party in the Killing Fields Cassandra Smith's father and grandfather were both Republican, and they were trying to change the Republican Party from the inside. She has this memory of one convention. ByCassandra Smith Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 307: In the Shadow of the City (2006) Feb. 3, 2006 Act Three: Yes, In My Backyard The story of the government cracking down on smokestack emissions at a city factory...even though the residents LIKE the emissions. 812: The Bear at the End of the Tunnel Oct. 20, 2023 Act 2: The Devil Is in the Details. And There Are So Many Details. Miki Meek reports on the situation for pregnant women in Idaho under the state’s new, post-Roe abortion laws, which are some of the most restrictive in the country. 407: The Bridge May 7, 2010 Act One: Troubled Bridge Over Water There is a four mile long bridge in Naan-jing China, famous for how many people jump off to commit suicide. Staff RecommendationsView all 192 Aug. 31, 2001 Meet the Pros The story of one man's journey from obscurity to international professional celebrity. 206 Mar. 1, 2002 Somewhere in the Arabian Sea Life aboard an aircraft carrier stationed in the Arabian Sea supporting bombing missions over Afghanistan.