Full episode 34: Democratic Convention Act One A Little Tour Inside the Message Machine Share a clip ByIra Glass The secret games delegates play to amuse themselves, differences between Republican and Democratic convention delegates, and more. (30 minutes) More in PoliticsView all 663: How I Read It Dec. 7, 2018 Act Two: Know That You Are Unprecedentedly Negative When health care premiums went up in New York State, a bunch of people got mad and wrote letters to the state. 662: Where There Is a Will Nov. 16, 2018 Act One: When Cooperation Doesn’t Get You What You Want As a teenager he saw himself as an historical figure, then that ended up becoming true. 658: The Unhappy Deciders Oct. 5, 2018 Act One: Judge Zoe Chace gives us a peek at what Senator Jeff Flake was up to in the days before and after deciding to delay Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation vote. More by Ira GlassView all 660: Hoaxing Yourself Nov. 2, 2018 Act One: The Sun Never Sets—On The Moosewood Restaurant The story of two young people who, in their search to figure out who they were, pretended to be people they weren't. 656: Let Me Count the Ways Sept. 14, 2018 Act Two: Kitchen Sink All the little and not-so-little ways the Trump administration is tightening its scrutiny of immigrants. 651: If You Build It, Will They Come? July 13, 2018 Act Three: An Awful Place That You’re Lucky To Get To Ira Glass reads a favorite passage from the writing of the recently deceased poet Donald Hall.