34 August 30, 1996 Democratic Convention Unusual stories from the 1996 Democratic Convention in Chicago, with scenes and moments not documented elsewhere. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Campaign ad Prologue Host Ira Glass wonders what the Democrats stand for, and then goes in search of an answer. (4 minutes) ByIra Glass Act One A Little Tour Inside the Message Machine The secret games delegates play to amuse themselves, differences between Republican and Democratic convention delegates, and more. (30 minutes) ByIra Glass Act Two Campaign Diaries The latest installment of Michael Lewis's campaign diaries. (7 minutes) ByIra GlassMichael Lewis Act Three Neighbors One of the boys from the book There Are No Children Here goes back to his old neighborhood across from the Convention site. (10 minutes) ByIra Glass Act Four TV Show Webmaster and Beverly Hills 90210 expert Danny Drennan on the convention. Danny runs the site Inquisitor Mediarama. (6 minutes) ByDanny Drennan Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 453: Nemeses Dec. 16, 2011 Act One: Solidarity For Never After a 2010 plane crash killed dozens of Polish dignitaries, including the president, some thought that the country would cross the political rift and come together to mourn. 432: Know When To Fold ‘Em Apr. 8, 2011 Act Two: Kings Do Not Fold Producer Nancy Updike shares a pattern that she's noticed recently: eleven steps that Middle Eastern dictators have been taking on the path to losing power. 217: Give It to Them Aug. 2, 2002 Act Two: Here And There In The Land Of Israel Ira Glass travels through Israel with Adam Davidson, who speaks Hebrew and has countless Israeli cousins and other family members. Staff RecommendationsView all 355 May 9, 2008 The Giant Pool of Money The surprisingly entertaining story of how the U.S. got itself into a housing crisis. 465 May 25, 2012 What Happened at Dos Erres A Guatemalan immigrant living near Boston gets a phone call with some very strange news about his past.