34 August 30, 1996 Democratic Convention Unusual stories from the 1996 Democratic Convention in Chicago, with scenes and moments not documented elsewhere. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript Campaign ad Prologue ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass wonders what the Democrats stand for, and then goes in search of an answer. (4 minutes) Act One A Little Tour Inside the Message Machine ByIra Glass The secret games delegates play to amuse themselves, differences between Republican and Democratic convention delegates, and more. (30 minutes) Act Two Campaign Diaries ByIra GlassMichael Lewis The latest installment of Michael Lewis's campaign diaries. (7 minutes) Act Three Neighbors ByIra Glass 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) Act Four TV Show ByDanny Drennan Webmaster and Beverly Hills 90210 expert Danny Drennan on the convention. Danny runs the site Inquisitor Mediarama. (6 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 463: Mortal Vs. Venial Apr. 27, 2012 Act One: The Postcard Always Rings Twice Producer Alex Blumberg tells the story of Jeff Smith, a former Missouri State Senator who spent last year in federal prison. 392: Someone Else's Money Oct. 16, 2009 Act Four: Sorry Johnny... It's Only Business. This American Life producer Sarah Koenig reports on a very surprising reason why insurance companies dump members, and how this reasoning contradicts President Obama's argument for what will lower health care costs. 169: Pursuit of Happiness Sept. 29, 2000 Act Three: When Irish Eyes Are Smiling Every year, the Emerald Society, an association of Irish Chicago police officers, flies in policemen from New York City for Chicago's two big St. 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. 46 Dec. 13, 1996 Sissies A family where the father was one kind of sissy and the son was another kind, and how the family was destroyed despite the fact that no one wanted it to be.